Technical aspects of ileoanal pouch surgery

Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2004 Feb;17(1):35-41. doi: 10.1055/s-2004-823069.


Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis has become the surgical procedure of choice for chronic ulcerative colitis. Since the initial description of the technique, various modifications have facilitated its evolution into a safe operation with excellent long-term outcomes. However, some aspects of the operation remain contentious. Our aim is to describe the technical aspects of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis and review the current literature in the areas of controversy.

Keywords: Ileoanal pouch; surgery; ulcerative colitis.