Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 222--224

Laparoscopic total colectomy for ulcerative colitis after liver transplantation is feasible

Benjamin Darnis1, Gilles Poncet2, Maud Robert2 
1 Department of Digestive Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Croix-Rousse University Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon; Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, Universite de Lyon, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, Lyon, France
2 Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, Université de Lyon, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex; Department of Digestive Surgery, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France

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Benjamin Darnis
Department of Digestive Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Croix-Rousse University Hospital, 103, Grande Rue de la Croix-Rousse, 69317 Lyon Cedex. 04
France

Ulcero-haemorrhagic rectocolitis can occur after liver transplantation for sclerosing cholangitis. Total colectomy with or without proctectomy may be indicated in case of chronic drug-resistant colitis, dysplasia or cancer. Today, laparoscopic approach is the standard for such procedure in non-operated patients. We performed a completely laparoscopic total colectomy 5 years after a liver transplantation. There were a few peritoneal adherences, and we could safely perform the procedure almost as usual. It provided all the advantages of the laparoscopic approach in the post-operative course.


How to cite this article:
Darnis B, Poncet G, Robert M. Laparoscopic total colectomy for ulcerative colitis after liver transplantation is feasible.J Min Access Surg 2017;13:222-224


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Darnis B, Poncet G, Robert M. Laparoscopic total colectomy for ulcerative colitis after liver transplantation is feasible. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 27 ];13:222-224
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