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What exactly is an indiana pouch?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Neo-bladder

An Indiana Pouch, also known as a "neo-bladder" is a reconstructed bladder made from a section of your intestines.
It is performed when your existing bladder is damaged or affected to the point of no longer being able to hold urine. Since the pouch is not connected to the urethra, it usually has to be catheterized to remove urine. See a Urologist if you need this procedure performed. Good luck!

In brief: Neo-bladder

An Indiana Pouch, also known as a "neo-bladder" is a reconstructed bladder made from a section of your intestines.
It is performed when your existing bladder is damaged or affected to the point of no longer being able to hold urine. Since the pouch is not connected to the urethra, it usually has to be catheterized to remove urine. See a Urologist if you need this procedure performed. Good luck!
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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