A 31-year-old member asked:
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are there other names for a j-pouch?

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Dr. Prashant Sinha
18 years experience General Surgery
A few: Ileal pouch anal anastomosis ( ipaa). Continent coloproctostomy.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. David Stein
23 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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.
Answered on Sep 30, 2015
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