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When is a j-pouch needed?

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Dr. David Stein
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Stein
Dr. David Stein
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Occassionally

J pouch is considered to replace the colon that may have to be removed for disease such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's .
It is an extensive operation. Not to be taken lightly.

In brief: Occassionally

J pouch is considered to replace the colon that may have to be removed for disease such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's .
It is an extensive operation. Not to be taken lightly.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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