Ileal Pouch Adenomas and Carcinomas After Restorative Proctocolectomy for Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Surgical Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence Medical School, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
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03/2012; 55(3):322-9. DOI: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e318241e6f2
Restorative proctocolectomy and IPAA has become the treatment of choice in familial adenomatous polyposis. However, several cases of adenomas and carcinomas arising in the ileal pouch were reported.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and natural history of ileal pouch adenomas and the development of carcinomas in patients with restorative proctocolectomy for familial adenomatous polyposis.
We prospectively studied patients who underwent IPAA during the past 20 years at the surgical unit of the University of Florence in Italy.
We investigated the extent of the risk and the factors that are involved in the development of neoplastic changes of the pouch. Furthermore, because it is not entirely clear when and how polyps should be treated, we have revised our modality of treatment for this unusual pathology.
Sixty-nine patients with familial adenomatous polyposis underwent restorative proctocolectomy. In 66 patients, handsewn ileoanal anastomosis with anal canal mucosectomy was performed. After surgery, all patients underwent endoscopic surveillance.
After 10 years of follow-up, 1 ileal pouch adenoma was found in 64.9% of restorative proctocolectomy patients, and ileal pouch carcinomas occurred in 2 patients (29 and 59 years old), 3 and 11 years after restorative proctocolectomy. The number of colonic adenomatous polyps influenced the occurrence of pouch adenomas. No patients with <200 colonic adenomas experienced pouch adenomas, but 46% of patients with >1000 colonic polyps had pouch adenomas, and 25% of patients with 200 to 1000 colonic polyps had pouch adenomas at follow-up. No relationship was found between ileal pouch adenomas and pouch shape (J, S, or straight ileoanal anastomosis with multiple myotomies) or the APC mutation. Polyps larger than 5 mm were removed by endoscopy or surgery.
Ileal pouch adenomas were common after restorative proctocolectomy. Patients >50 years of age and patients with >1000 colonic adenomas at the time of colectomy were more prone to ileal pouch adenomas. The development of malignancy in the terminal ileum can present a fast course and does not seem to follow the classic adenoma-carcinoma sequence.
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ABSTRACT: In order to define future chemoprevention strategies for adenomas or carcinomas in the pouch of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a 4-weeks intervention with (1) sulindac, (2) inulin/VSL#3, and (3) sulindac/inulin/VSL#3 was performed on 17 patients with FAP in a single center intervention study. Primary endpoints were the risk parameters cell proliferation and glutathione S-transferase (GST) detoxification capacity in the pouch mucosa; secondary endpoints were the short chain fatty acid (SCFA) contents, pH, and cytotoxicity of fecal water.
Before the start and at the end of each 4-week intervention period, six biopsies of the pouch were taken and feces was collected during 24 h. Cell proliferation and GST enzyme activity was assessed in the biopsies and pH, SCFA contents, and cytotoxicity were assessed in the fecal water fraction. The three interventions (sulindac, inulin/VSL#3, sulindac/inulin/VSL#3) were compared with the Mann-Whitney U test.
Cell proliferation was lower after sulindac or VSL#3/inulin, the combination treatment with sulindac/inulin/VSL#3 showed the opposite. GST enzyme activity was increased after sulindac or VSL#3/inulin, the combination treatment showed the opposite effect. However, no significance was reached in all these measures. Cytotoxicity, pH, and SCFA content of fecal water showed no differences at all among the three treatment groups.
Our study revealed non-significant decreased cell proliferation and increased detoxification capacity after treatment with sulindac or VSL#3/inulin; however, combining both regimens did not show an additional effect.
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ABSTRACT: For many patients, ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (also called ileo-anal pouch surgery) not only eradicates disease but also preserves the anal sphincter, enabling the patient to defecate in the normal way. Pouch surgery is approaching 40 years and within this time has become the 'gold standard' in surgical management for ulcerative colitis and familial adeomatous polyposis. Much of the research over the years has explored surgical techniques and pouch function, failure and satisfaction, as well as long-term follow-up; however, some pouch problems continue to be a mystery. This short article aims to bring us up to date with what we know now that might have been beneficial to know then.
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To provide available data on the natural history of subsequent adenomas after prophylactic surgery (by type) for FAP.
A review was conducted of existing case, descriptive, prospective and retrospective reports for patients undergoing prophylactic surgery for FAP (1975 - August, 2013). In each case, the adenomas were clearly diagnosed in one of the following: the ileal pouch mucosa (above the ileorectal anastomosis), within the anorectal segment (ARS) below the ileorectal anastomosis, or in the afferent ileal loop.
A total of 515 (36%) patients with pouch-related adenomas have been reported. Two hundred and eleven (211) patients had adenomas in the ileal pouch mucosa, 295 had them in the ARS and in 9 were in the afferent ileal loop. Patients with pouch adenomas without dysplasia or cancer were either endoscopically polypectomized or were treated with a coagulation modality using either a Nd:Yag laser or argon plasma coagulation (as indicated). Patients with dysplastic pouch adenomas or pouch adenomas with cancer had their pouch excised (pouchectomy).
In patients with FAP treated with IRA or RPC with IPAA, the formation of adenomas in the pouch-body mucosa or ARS/anastomosis and in the afferent ileal loop is apparent. Because of risks for adenoma recurrence, a life time endoscopic pouch-surveillance is warranted.
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