What is Total Proctocolectomy?

Category: Surgeries


A total proctocolectomy is a surgical procedure in which the entire colon (large intestine) and rectum are removed. It is most commonly done in people who have inflammatory bowel disease or colorectal cancer. Part of the procedure usually involves performing an ileostomy.

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Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Total Proctocolectomy

Side effect Patients
Chronic diarrhea 1


Stopped having Total Proctocolectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
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There are no evaluations for Total Proctocolectomy.