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Whats ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?

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Dr. David Stein
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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.

In brief: 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.
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