Laparoscopic total colectomy and illeoanal pullthough
The laparoscopic total colectomy and illeoanal pullthough procedures were developed to help people who had been diagnosed with:
Ulcerative Colitis (UC): an inflammatory bowel disease in which the inner lining of the large intestine and rectum become inflamed.
- Inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower large intestine (where its severity is often the worse), and spreads upward to potentially involve the entire colon.
- The inflammation causes diarrhea and frequent emptying of the colon.
- As cells on the surface of the colon die and fall off, ulcers open sores form, causing pus, mucus and bleeding.
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP): an inherited familial disorder characterized by the gradual formation of polyps (small projections inside the bowel) throughout the colon and rectum. Colorectal cancer will develop if left untreated. Most people who have FAP have a family history of FAP.