Colonic J-pouch

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Left hemicolectomy and ultra-low anterior resection for colorectal cancer ?anastomotic leak.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female

Gastrografin enema

No anastomotic leak. J-pouch noted. Few diverticula are noted. 

Case Discussion

Colonic J-pouch is a type of neorectum, performed during surgery for rectal cancer. This may improve the quality of life of patients over a straight end-to-end anastomosis by forming a reservoir for feces with patients experiencing less urgency and frequency. 

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Case information

rID: 29919
Published: 4th Jul 2014
Last edited: 7th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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