Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 98–99 | Cite as

Simple ileal J-pouch construction using an endoscopic stapler

  • C. C. Nduka
  • N. Menzies-Gow
  • A. Darzi
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Abstract

An easier method in constructing a J-pouch is described using an endoscopic stapler. Although not designed for open procedures, the length of this instrument allows the J-loop to slide up the device following each staple application. Close opposition of the antimesenteric borders of the ileum is thus more easily achieved, telescoping of the bowel is avoided, and the enterostomy does not become unnecessarily enlarged.

Key words

Ileal J-pouch laparoscopic stapler 

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© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. C. Nduka
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. Menzies-Gow
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Darzi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCentral Middlesex HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.St. Mary's Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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