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Did anyone benefit from the surgery ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

Yes: This type of surgery which includes removal of all the colon and then an ileo-rectal pouch anastomosi is used for complicated ulcerative colitis, with complications that can be bleeding, transformation to pre-cancerous changes, or pain and fevers with failure of medications. It can be a very successful surgery with very good results, as long as the surgery is performed by a specialist in this. ...Read more

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Anastomosis (Definition)

Literaly, two openings / streams come together. When two blood vessels join, or a surgeon joins two separated loops of bowel, an anastomosis ...Read more


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What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

This is when the: Colon is removed and part or all of the rectum is removed, then the small bowel or ileum is sewn/stapled to the rectum or anus, usually with the construction of a artificial rectal pouch and a temporary diverting ileostomy. ...Read more

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Whats ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?

Whats  ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?

Tough one!: There is an ileorectal anastomosis - when the colon is removed we can attach the ileum - part of the end of the small intestine - to the rectum. There is also an ileosigmoid anastomosis - when the ileum is attached to the sigmoid colon. Often the area is called the rectosigmoid region so this leads to the confusion. There is no ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anastomosis?

Coming together: Literaly, two openings / streams come together. When two blood vessels join, or a surgeon joins two separated loops of bowel, an anastomosis is said to exist. ...Read more

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After how many days we can start anti tubercular drugs in case operated case of resection anastomosis ?

After how many days we can start anti tubercular drugs in case operated case of resection anastomosis ?

TB: It is not clear from your question why the anti-TB meds were stopped. As soon as you can take things by mouth you should restart your treatment. ...Read more

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Do you need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

Do you need a colonoscopy when you have a ileoanal anastomosis?

No: Typically this would mean your whole colon and rectum have been removed and a pouch made from the small bowel (j-pouch) is connected to your anal canal. No colon, no colonoscopy. You may need a pouchoscopy to evaluate the pouch, very distal rectum and anal canal. Same scope, looking at different things. Your surgeon should know when and if this needs to be performed. ...Read more

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What causes chronic inflammatory cavities in direct communication with anastomosis ?

What causes chronic inflammatory cavities in direct communication with anastomosis  ?

May be diverticuliti: Your question suggests an intraabdominal inflammatory condition, perhaps diverticulitis or ulcerative colitis, with associated surgical procedures. Evaluation by your primary medical provider is in order for your clarification, and for plan of action if needed. ...Read more