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Waste Reservoir: A kock pouch is a continent ileostomy formed through surgery after a colectomy. Basically, it's an pouch inside the abdomen (created from the intestines) that allows stool to accumulate inside the body and be emptied through a catheter in the abdomen at will. This procedure is used to avoid tradition colostomy bags and improve a patient's quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valve Type: Both of these are types of continent ileostomy pouches that store stool intra-abdominally and allow the user to drain it through a catheter at will. The difference between the two is in the exit valves and associated complications - the bcir is really just a newer modification to the original kock pouch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a k pouch and have very low energy. What is the best way to regain my energy? Some foods mainly vegetable's are not a option due to my k pouc
After removal of the: Entire colon and rectum. Many years ago people with diseases such as ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis required removal of the entire colon and rectum and needed an ostomy - a bag on th skin to collect stool. Now we can create a j-pouch to create a reservoir to allow function without an external bag. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.....: If you need your colon and rectum removed you can either have an ileostomy or pelvic pouch. Depending on the reason for surgery there may be alternatives but for the restoration of bowel function - no bag - but nothing as effective as a pelvic pouch! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crohn's or UC : Inflammatory bowel disease or colonic inertia require a pancolectomy--removal of the entire colon. The result is loose stool for 6-12 months, typically. And 1-6 bms/day. Stool bulking agents can lessen this issue, but the younger one is (<50 yrs old) the better the chance that this consequence will be mitigated with meds & diet & time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pouch of Douglas: Is the peritoneal fold between the back wall of the uterus and front wall of rectum in women. It is the most dependent portion of the peritoneal cavity. When pelvic organs are inflamed or an ovarian cyst ruptures or bleeds, the reactive fluid, cyst fluid, or blood can collect here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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