American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V41N6: Colon, Rectum & Anus, Part III

Recommended Reading

Beaugerie L, Itzkowitz SH. Cancers complicating inflammatory bowel disease. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(15):1441-1452.

This is a comprehensive review article on the topic of malignancy developing in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Carlson RM, Madoff RD. Is "ischemic" colitis ischemic? Dis Colon Rectum. 2011;54(3):370-373.

This article provides perspective on a list of important questions relevant to our understanding of ischemic colitis.

Fazio VW, Kiran RP, Remzi FH, et al. Ileal pouch anal anastomosis: analysis of outcome and quality of life in 3707 patients. Ann Surg. 2013;257(4):679-685.

This article reviews a very large single-center experience with ileal pouch-anal reconstruction for patients undergoing total proctocolectomy.

Kiran RP, Nisar PJ, Goldblum JR, et al. Dysplasia associated with Crohn's colitis: segmental colectomy or more extended resection? Ann Surg. 2012;256(2):221-226.

Kiran and colleagues provide valuable data that will help guide the management of patients who are at risk for malignancy complicating inflammatory bowel disease.

Levitt MA, Hamrick MC, Eradi B, Bischoff A, Hall J, Pena A. Transanal, full-thickness, Swenson-like approach for Hirschsprung disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48(11):2289-2295.

This article provides data on long-term outcomes of the Swenson procedure for Hirschsprung disease.

Moore SW, Zaahl MG. Tissue specific somatic mutations and aganglionosis in Hirschsprung's disease. J Pediatr Surg. 2014;49(2):258-261;discussion:261.

This article provides useful data on the role of genetic abnormalities in Hirschsprung disease.

Neal MD, Alverdy JC, Hall DE, Simmons RL, Zuckerbraun BS. Diverting loop ileostomy and colonic lavage: an alternative to total abdominal colectomy for the treatment of severe, complicated Clostridium difficile associated disease. Annals of Surgery. 2011;254(3):423-429.

Neal and coauthors provide data supporting a potentially useful alternative approach for managing severe C. difficile colitis.