ECCO Guidelines on Therapeutics in Ulcerative Colitis: Surgical Treatment

J Crohns Colitis. 2021 Oct 12;jjab177. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjab177. Online ahead of print.


This is the second of a series of two articles reporting the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation [ECCO] evidence-based consensus on the management of adult patients with ulcerative colitis [UC]. The first article is focused on medical management and the present article addresses medical treatment of acute severe ulcerative colitis [ASUC] and surgical management of medically refractory UC patients, including preoperative optimization, surgical strategies, and technical issues. The article provides advice for a variety of common clinical and surgical conditions. Together, the articles represent an update of the evidence-based recommendations of the ECCO for UC.

Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease [IBD]; surgery; ulcerative colitis [UC].