What treatment is considered curative for ulcerative colitis (UC)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Surgical resection for ulcerative colitis is considered “curative” for this disease, although patients may experience symptoms related to the ileal pouch (J-pouch), including acute and chronic pouchitis. Pouchitis is far more common in patients who have had a colectomy for ulcerative colitis than in those who have had a colectomy for familial adenomatous polyposis.


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