In centers with ample expertise, children with medically intractable colitis are successfully managed with colectomy and IPAA. While similar complications appear in both adults and children, little is known about specific risks in children. There is a strong need for better predictors for pouch outcomes and complications that can further shape the discussion about alternative surgical options, such as permanent ileostomy.
Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013;7(3):215-223. © 2013 Expert Reviews Ltd.