"Proctocolectomy, Restorative" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A surgical procedure involving the excision of the COLON and RECTUM and the formation of an ILEOANAL RESERVOIR (pouch). In patients with intestinal diseases, such as ulcerative colitis, this procedure avoids the need for an OSTOMY by allowing for transanal defecation.
- Proctocolectomy, Restorative
- Proctocolectomies, Restorative
- Restorative Proctocolectomies
- Restorative Proctocolectomy
- Coloproctectomy, Restorative
- Coloproctectomies, Restorative
- Restorative Coloproctectomies
- Restorative Coloproctectomy
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