André D'Hoore, Marc Ferrante and Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, Departments of Abdominal Surgery and Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Welcome you to the interactive case - Surgery in UC

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The intended result of this activity is increased competence, knowledge, performance and improved patient outcomes.

Duration: The estimated duration of each part of the course is approximately 60 minutes.

Enrole in this course: Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "Enrol me"

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Have insights into the position of surgery versus medical therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe as well as acute severe IV steroid refractory colitis (UC)
  • Be able to select the most optimal surgical modalities
  • Gain knowledge on the appropriate follow-up of patients with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)

Quiz Instructions:

Welcome to this Interactive Case on Surgery in UC

  • You will be asked a series of questions throughout this short case
  • Both correct and incorrect answers will have short feedback as to why the answer was right or wrong as well as links to references, and presentations and podcasts which are found in the e-Library
  • You are allowed as many attempts as it takes to get a correct answer before moving on to the next question
  • If you wish to skip a question and come back later, there is a quiz navigation in the upper right corner (numbers stand for question numbers, "i" stands for information page, which is usually a "case continued" page)

Duration of the course

    • The estimated duration of each part of the course is approximately one hour
    • Upon successful completion of each part of the training, you will be directed to a final test

Good luck, and enjoy!


Marc Ferrante

Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten

Further Information:

Organisation: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation - ECCO