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High complication rate after early ileostomy closure: early termination of the short versus long interval to loop ileostomy reversal after pouch surgery randomized trial.

Vogel JD, Fleshner PR, Holubar SD, Poylin VY, Regenbogen SE, Chapman BC et al.

Dis Colon Rectum 2023; 66: 253-261.

This study was stopped early after 36 patients were included because complications were very high in patients who had early (7-12 days after pouch surgery for colitis) ileostomy closure: 70 versus 17 per cent, P=0.001.

Comment: A cautionary tale.

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