International Journal of Colorectal Disease

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 465–469

Synchronous colectomy and caesarean section for fulminant ulcerative colitis: case report and review of the literature

  • A. I. Haq
  • A. Sahai
  • S. Hallwoth
  • D. S. Rampton
  • S. Dorudi
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00384-005-0027-z

Cite this article as:
Haq, A.I., Sahai, A., Hallwoth, S. et al. Int J Colorectal Dis (2006) 21: 465. doi:10.1007/s00384-005-0027-z

Abstract

Ulcerative colitis (UC) affects women of all ages, with a peak incidence in the third and fourth decades, at the prime of their reproductive years [Baiocco PJ, Korelitz BI (1984) The influence of inflammatory bowel disease and its treatment on pregnancy and fetal outcome. J Clin Gastroenterol 6(3):211–216]. We describe a case of fulminating UC at 28 weeks' gestation treated by combined emergency subtotal colectomy and caesarean section with excellent foetal and maternal outcome. A treatment algorithm is suggested, and the literature surrounding inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy is reviewed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Haq
    • 1
  • A. Sahai
    • 1
  • S. Hallwoth
    • 2
  • D. S. Rampton
    • 3
  • S. Dorudi
    • 1
  1. 1.Academic Department of SurgeryRoyal London HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Academic Department of AnaesthesiologyRoyal London HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of GastroenterologyRoyal London HospitalLondonUK

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