Ulcerative Colitis and Familial Polyposis

  • Stephen E. Dolgin


Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic idiopathic illness that causes cramping abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. It is managed medically but can only be cured surgically. However, there is significant morbidity associated with the surgical remedies. For this reason, families and gastroenterologists generally utilize medical management until the affected children have suffered considerable morbidity. When finally coming to surgical therapy, it is unusual for the child to be doing well with minimal toxicity from the medical therapy.


Ulcerative Colitis Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis Familial Polyposis Ileorectal Anastomosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Schneider Children’s HospitalNew Hyde ParkUSA

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