Colonic "coloplasty": novel technique to enhance low colorectal or coloanal anastomosis

Dis Colon Rectum. 2000 Oct;43(10):1448-50. doi: 10.1007/BF02236645.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Anal Canal / surgery*
  • Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
  • Colon / surgery*
  • Defecation
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Proctocolectomy, Restorative*
  • Rectum / surgery*