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What is an ileoanal reservoir?

What is an ileoanal reservoir?

J-pouch: It is a way of removing the entire colon without the need for a permanent colostomy. The end of the small intestine (ileum) is sewn in such a way to make a j-shape which allows for more reserve for stool to allow for fecal continence. ...Read more

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Ileoanal Reservoir (Definition)

An ileoanal reservoir is surgically created pouch to hold stool in a person who has had his colon (large intestine) removed, but still has a healthy anus. The surgeon creates the pouch from the last several inches of the ileum (small intestine). Stool collects in the ileoanal reservoir and then is pooped out through the anus ...Read more


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What is ileoanal reservoir surgery?

What is ileoanal reservoir surgery?

J pouch: Ileoanal reservoir surgery is something used if a person needs their entire colon removed due to disease such as ulcerative colitis. It is an internal reservoir made from the small bowel at surgery to help control your bowel function after colon removal surgery. J pouch is one form, and there have been some other pouches made. ...Read more

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What is removed during an illiostomy?

Possibly nothing: Ileostomy is a surgical procedure where the ileum of the small intestine is attached to a hole made in the abdominal wall. Things removed depends on the need for surgery. It can be done with a colectomy, where colon is removed as in treating ulcerative colitis. After a time the ileum may be reconnected to rectum in a procedure called a takedown or reanastamosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is an indiana pouch?

What exactly is an indiana pouch?

Urinary diversion: A pouch is created using ascending colon and a portion of the ileum from which the ureters are diverted to. This reservoir will connect to the skin via a ostomy from which the pouch can be drained. ...Read more

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What exactly is a continent ileostomy?

What exactly is a continent ileostomy?

Controllable: An ileostomy is placement of the end of the small intestine out of an opening made in the abdominal wall. Most of these will drain or empty spontaneously, without any control. A valve can be constructed at the opening of the intestine (stoma) which will allow no drainage unless a catheter is passed into the opening--we call this a "continent" ileostomy. ...Read more

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What is the cure for an ulcerated intestine?

What is the cure for an ulcerated intestine?

See details: If you mean ulcerative colitis treatments including, steroid enema, meds such as Asacol (mesalamine) or others and for more severe cases, tnf agents such as remicade. ...Read more

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What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

What is a hepaticojejunostomy/roux en y loop with a bowel resection? What is the prognosis?

Hepaticojejunostomy: Hepaticojejunostomy is a procedure to drain bile from the liver into the intestines when the normal drainage (common bile duct) has to be removed or is blocked. The "roux-en-y loop" is the segment of bowel that is actually surgically connected to the bile duct. Prognosis depends on the disease process requiring the procedure. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an Ileostomy Reversal surgery and an Ileoproctostomy surgery? If so, what's the difference?

Is there a difference between an Ileostomy Reversal surgery and an Ileoproctostomy surgery? If so, what's the difference?

Colorectal Surgeon: The two surgeries you describe are very different. I am first going to presume you have an existing ileostomy. An "ileostomy reversal surgery" does exactly what the name suggests. Your diverted segment of small bowel will be reconnected to the prior site. A "ileoproctostomy" would instead take the small bowel and connect it directly to your rectum. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an ileostomy and a colostomy?

When a portion: Of small intestine (ileum) is brought to skin level, it is called ileostomy. When a portion of large intestine (colon) is brought to skin level, it is called a colostomy. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileoproctostomy and an ileostomy reversal?

What's the difference between an ileoproctostomy and an ileostomy reversal?

Anatomy: An ileoproctostomy is a connection (anastomosis) between the ileum (distal small bowel) and the rectum. It is done after removing the entire colon. An ileostomy is a creation of an opening on the abdominal wall, then bringing the ileum to it and opening it so that the bowel contents empty into a bag. An ileostomy can be done without removing the entire colon and can be reversed when indicated. ...Read more

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What is exactly is an anal abscess/fistula?

What is exactly is an anal abscess/fistula?

An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read more

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What is the proper terminology for an aortic repair?

What is the proper terminology for an aortic repair?

I think you have it: Simply stated as you did is correct. One could elaborate such as aortic aneurysm repair if it was for an aneurysm (most common). ...Read more

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What is the proper terminology for an aortic repair?

What is the proper terminology for an aortic repair?

See below: Abominal aortic aneurysm resection with patch grafting or endovascular stent implantation (depending on which method is used). ...Read more

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What is a neobladder?

What is a neobladder?

Created bladder: Bladder that is created by a urology surgeon. It is typically created from the patient's own intestine. There is hope that neo bladders can be created from engineered bio-material. There are risks for the use intestine, but the benefit to the storage of urine outweighs the risk for some patients requiring neo bladders. Indication for neo bladder is absence of a working bladder. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

Amount of bowel: Ileum to another section of small intestine if available to maximize absorption surface, or anastomoses to section of colon or rectum if no other usable small intestine. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

What's the difference between an ileostomy reversal surgery and a Ileoproctostomy?

Bowel connections: Ileostomy reversal takes down outside cutaneous opening of ilium (part of small bowel) and attaches it to another loop of bowel usually colon for internal connection. Ilioproctostomy specifically attaches ilium to rectum. ...Read more

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What is an antrotomy?

What is an antrotomy?

Defined: An antrotomy is an incision or opening into the lower third of the stomach (antrum.) Could be done to gain access to the lower stomach to remove a benign growth, or to drain a pancreatic cyst into the stomach. If the lower third of the stomach is removed, it's an antrectomy. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes an anastomotic leak? Is an Exploratory Laparotomy the procedure needed to correct? What are Exploratory Laparotomy usually needed for?

What causes an anastomotic leak? Is an Exploratory Laparotomy the procedure needed to correct? What are Exploratory Laparotomy usually needed for?

Variety of causes: Anastomotic leak is a term used to describe the breakdown between two surgically connected sites and is often used to describe GI anatomy. This may be where two pieces of bowel are brought together, or the outflow of an organ such as the liver or kidney is connected. When organs leak, infection in the abdomen can ensue. An exploratory laparotomy is the right choice to find and fix the leak. ...Read more