Left hemicolectomy and ultra-low anterior resection for colorectal cancer ?anastomotic leak.
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No anastomotic leak. J-pouch noted. Few diverticula are noted.
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 faeces with patients experiencing less urgency and frequency.
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