Continent ileostomy [Kock-pouch] formation: a video vignette.
Colorectal Dis. 2016 Nov 17;:
Authors: Bloemendaal AL, Lovegrove R, Buchs NC, Guy RJ, George BD
Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refractory to medical therapy and acute severe inflammation (pseudomembranous colitis or IBD-related), or familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP) may require surgery in the form of a proctocolectomy, either in one stage or as a multistage procedure. In the latter case, most patients will have an initial colectomy with an end-ileostomy and preservation of the anorectal stump. Subsequently, patient and surgeon are left with the question, whether to leave the situation as it is, or to attempt to restore intestinal continuity. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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