ileal pouch anal anastomosis


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ileal pouch anal anastomosis

A reservoir constructed in the terminal ileum of patients who have undergone colectomy, designed to create fecal continence. The pouch is anastomosed to the anus. A concurrent temporary proximal ileostomy is most often performed. The pouch may be sewn or stapled together in a J-, W-, or S-shape. The procedure is complicated by inflammation (“pouchitis”) in about 50% of patients or by stricture formation in about 10% of patients.
See also: anastomosis

ileal pouch anal anastomosis

A reservoir constructed in the terminal ileum of patients who have undergone colectomy, designed to create fecal continence. The pouch may be sewn or stapled together in a J-, W-, or S-shape. The procedure is complicated by inflammation (“pouchitis”) in about 50% or by stricture formation in about 10% of patients.
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