A 36-year-old member asked:
how is a j-pouch done?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Troy Reyna answered
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
It is an operation: J pouch is an operation to preserve continence in patients requiring removal of colon for either ulcerative coliitis or crohn's colitis. It can be done in 2 or three stages depending on the severity of the patient's illness and the presence or absence of steroids.
Answered on Sep 26, 2012
Dr. David Stein answered
23 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
The first steps: For the creation of a small intestinal pelvic pouch, also known as a j-pouch is to remove the colon and rectum. Then the pouch is made by folding the small intestine into the shape of a "j" - and sewing the sides of each limb together. The base of the j is sewn to the anal muscles.
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
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