Ileo-anal pouch procedure: experience in the Chinese population.
Published on Nov 1, 1991in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
· DOI :10.1111/J.1445-2197.1991.TB00165.X
The ileo-anal pouch procedure is now a well-established method for dealing with ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis in many centres in the West. Experience in the Chinese population is not well documented, mainly due to the rarity of inflammatory bowel disease. This report documents the experience of a university teaching hospital in Hong Kong. Despite being a small series, the low complication rates and good functional results show that the pelvic pouch procedure has now evolved to a stage where it can be performed safely even in centres with infrequent experience.