The ABC's of Re-do Ileoanal Pouches, What Every Gastroenterologist Should Know

Christopher Mascarenhas; Scott R. Steele; Tracy Hull


Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2019;35(4):321-329. 

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Indications for re-do Pouch Surgery

The decision to offer revisional or corrective IPAA surgery is a challenging endeavor with lasting consequences. A multidisciplinary team approach with experienced gastroenterologists, radiologists and gastrointestinal pathologists working in concert with the surgical team is critical. A detailed history including review of operative notes and disorder is the first step in evaluation of any patient with dysfunction of their pelvic pouch. Table 2 lists the causes of pouch failure.