What is the effect of abdominal colectomy with ileal pouch/anal anastomosis (IPAA) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on fertility?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Other concerns that have been raised include the potential reduction of fertility with total abdominal colectomy with ileal pouch/anal anastomosis (IPAA) surgery (primarily because of adhesions). [126, 127] This possibility can likely be reduced by using a laparoscopic approach. [128]


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