Adenocarcinoma of the ileoanal pouch anastomosis: an emerging complication?

Cesare Hassan, A Zullo, G Speziale, Federico Stella, R Lorenzetti, S. Morini

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Restorative proctocolectomy with ileoanal pouch anastomosis (IPAA) is currently the surgical treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis. Although dysplastic changes to the native ileal mucosa of the pouch occur in a subgroup of patients with severe chronic pouchitis, the development of cancer in the pouch itself is a very rare event. To date, only two cases of carcinoma of the IPAA have been reported, namely in patients operated on for colon cancer complicating ulcerative colitis and with a previous diagnosis of backwash ileitis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Colorectal Disease
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adult
  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Humans
  • Ileal Neoplasms
  • Intestinal Mucosa
  • Male
  • Proctocolectomy, Restorative


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