A 31-year-old member asked:
Are there other names for a j-pouch?
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General Surgery 20 years experience
A few: Ileal pouch anal anastomosis ( ipaa). Continent coloproctostomy.
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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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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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