ileoanal pouch


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il·e·o·a·nal pouch

a pouch constructed from the ileum and anastomosed to the proximal anus for restoration of continence after proctocolectomy.
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SAN DIEGO -- One in four ulcerative colitis patients develop vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency within 2.5 years following surgical ileoanal pouch formation, Dr.
He reported on 164 patients in whom serum vitamin [B.sub.12] levels were measured before and after stapled restorative proctocolectomy and ileoanal pouch formation.