The Ileal Pouch, Then and Now - Professor P Ronan O'Connell to deliver 54th Robert Graves Lecture

Mon, 15 September 14 15:17

Professor John Goligher in 1984 was of the opinion that ileal pouch-anal anastomosis ‘may well become the chief method for elective surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis’. He was of course quite correct and some 30 years later, IPAA is routine. Many of the early technical issues have been addressed, however, new issues such as patient selection, surgical technique, perioperative sepsis, the ‘aging’ and the ‘failing’ pouch and the enigmatic condition known as ‘pouchitis’ are issues that continue to pose difficulties. The evolution of the operation and current challenges will be addressed in this review of The Ileal Pouch – Then and Now

TIME: 6.30pm for 7:00pm start
Refreshments will follow lecture in the Graves Hall
VENUE: Corrigan & Graves Halls

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

CPD credits available

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