Single port laparoscopic subtotal colectomy and ileostomy in an adolescent with ulcerative colitis

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Introduction: Single port laparoscopic surgery has been increasingly used for complex surgical procedures. To our knowledge, this is the first published report of a single port laparoscopic subtotal colectomy and ileostomy in an adolescent patient with ulcerative colitis. Case report: A 13-year old female patient with ulcerative colitis resistant to maximal medical therapy underwent a single port laparoscopic subtotal colectomy and ileostomy. Both the procedure and the postoperative recovery were uneventful and the patient was discharged home on the sixth postoperative day. Follow-up at 3 and 8. weeks after surgery identified no early complications with a 4. kg weight gain. Discussion: Single port laparoscopic surgery is feasible in the adolescent population if there is appropriate surgical expertise and strict patient selection. © 2012 European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation.

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Chatzizacharias, N. A., Torrente, F., Brennan, M., Heuschkel, R., & Davies, R. J. (2012). Single port laparoscopic subtotal colectomy and ileostomy in an adolescent with ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, 6(10), 1031–1033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crohns.2012.03.011

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