colonic pouch

colonic pouch

A reservoir created when the rectosigmoid colon must be excised to treat malignant pelvic disease. The pouch provides a rectal reservoir, reducing the number of bowel movements per day and virtually eliminating the need for bowel-regulating drugs.
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This would allow colonic pouch to be compared with straight anastomosis or coloplasty in order to achieve tangible advantages in functions and quality of life.
Benefits of a colonic pouch compared to coloanal anastomosis include fewer bowel movements, less need for constipating agents, and fewer needs for dietary restrictions (Dehni et al.
In this procedure, the diseased rectum and appropriate tissues are removed and the colonic pouch is constructed in the shape of a "J" using 6 to 10 centimeters of colon.