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.
(2a) Cervical colonic pouch. (2b) Dilatation proximal to thoracic inlet obstruction.
A restorative procedure currently used is construction of a neorectum using descending colon referred to as a colonic pouch. Studies have shown that the colonic pouch-anal anastomosis provides better functional outcomes than a straight coloanal anastomosis (Dehni et al., 1998; Joo et al., 1998).
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.
There is reduced neo rectal reservoir volume, colonic pouches, internal sphincter is damaged by instrumentation.