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how is a j-pouch done?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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
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Dr. David Stein
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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