Total Proctocolectomy with Ileoanal J-Pouch Reconstruction Utilizing the Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Approach

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DOI: 10.1007/s11605-009-0952-1

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Bordeianou, L. & Hodin, R. J Gastrointest Surg (2009) 13: 2314. doi:10.1007/s11605-009-0952-1


This manuscript describes our technique for a minimally invasive ileoanal J- pouch procedure utilizing hand-assisted laparoscopy. We detail several important maneuvers that may be helpful to the surgeon faced with the challenge of a difficult laparoscopic pouch.


Laparoscopic surgeryTotal proctocolectomyIleoanal J-pouchUlcerative colitis

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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA