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Colonic “coloplasty”

Novel technique to enhance low colorectal or coloanal anastomosis

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Diseases of the Colon & Rectum


After low colorectal or coloanal anastomosis, bowel dysfunction may exist. A colonic J-pouch has been proposed to reduce bowel dysfunction. We present an alternative technique to augment the reservoir function of the neorectum and reduce bowel dysfunction.

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Fazio, V.W., Mantyh, C.R. & Hull, T.L. Colonic “coloplasty”. Dis Colon Rectum 43, 1448–1450 (2000).

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