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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-23

The hanging pouch


1 Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2 Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA

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Dr. Vitaliy Y Poylin
330 Brookline Ave., 6th Floor, Boston
MA 02215, USA
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DOI: 10.4103/WJCS.WJCS_9_18

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Ileoanal pouch reconstruction can be complicated intraoperatively by the inability for the pouch to reach the anus in a tension-free manner. Here, a case is presented where standard “mesentery lengthening” procedures did not allow the pouch to reach the anus and thus the pouch was left hanging in situ resulting in pouch lengthening over several months and a successful anastomosis at a later date.


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