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Are there other names for a j-pouch?

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Dr. Prashant Sinha
General Surgery 20 years experience
A few: Ileal pouch anal anastomosis ( ipaa). Continent coloproctostomy.
Dr. David Stein
Colon and Rectal Surgery 25 years experience
A small intestinal: Pouch. The "j" comes from the shape the intestine makes when you create the pouch. One other version is called a s-pouch. All of these pouches use small intestine to create a reservoir for storing stool when the colon and rectum are removed.

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