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Complications of the Ileal Pouch

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In patients with ulcerative colitis or familial adenomatous polyposis, ileal pouch surgery is the preferred method for restoring continuity after total proctocolectomy. Pouch-related complications can impact quality of life, require multiple repeat interventions, and risk pouch failure. Modifying patients’ risk factors and considering the range of pouch-specific complications before, during, and after pouch surgery can potentially reduce the risk of these adverse events and improve overall outcomes.

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Feingold, D.L., Kiran, P.R. (2016). Complications of the Ileal Pouch. In: Steele, S.R., Hull, T.L., Read, T.E., Saclarides, T.J., Senagore, A.J., Whitlow, C.B. (eds) The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25970-3_51

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