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Whats ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 24 years experience
Tough one!: There is an ileorectal anastomosis - when the colon is removed we can attach the ileum - part of the end of the small intestine - to the rectum. There is also an ileosigmoid anastomosis - when the ileum is attached to the sigmoid colon.
Often the area is called the rectosigmoid region so this leads to the confusion. There is no ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis.
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Last updated May 25, 2019
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