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Ulcerative colitis

Current definition

March 2020

Ulcerative colitis - treated with total colectomy

A definite diagnosis of ulcerative colitis confirmed by a consultant gastroenterologist which results in the undergoing of, or incusion on the NHS waiting list for, surgery to remove the entire colon (large bowel).

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Previous definitions

October 2017

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Ulcerative colitis - treated with total colectomy

A definite diagnosis of ulcerative colitis confirmed by a consultant gastroenterologist which has been treated by removal of the entire colon (large bowel).