Review of our ileal pouch experience in the light of literature

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Çakir M., Doʇan S., Küçükkartallar T., TEKİN A., Tekin S.

Turkish Journal of Surgery, vol.31, no.1, pp.30-33, 2015 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2014.2758
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-33
  • Keywords: Ileal pouches, Ileo-anal anastomosis, Restorative proctocolectomy
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Objective: Retrospective proctocolectomy is a distinguished, sphincter saving treatment used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis and FAP disease. We aimed to evaluate ileal pouch interventions performed at our clinic and their results in the light of literature. Material and Methods: Medical records of 35 restorative proctocolectomy and J pouch ileo-anal anastomosis surgeries performed at Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram School of Medicine between the years 2006-2013 were retrospectively examined. The patients were assessed according to their age, gender, length of hospital stay, diagnosis, follow-up duration and pouch-related complications. All patients were contacted by phone and they were scheduled for controls at the outpatient clinic. Results: Nineteen patients were male (54%) and 16 were female (46%). Their mean age was 45 years (21-74). The mean length of hospital stay was 11 (5-20) days. Twenty two (63%) patients were operated on due to FAP, 12 (34%) due to synchronous rectum cancer and colon tumor or polyp, and one (3%) due to ulcerative colitis. All patients received J pouch and protective ileostomy. After the closure of ileostomy, two cases were identified to have J pouch fistulas. The patients were followed up for 6 months to 7 years. They were contacted by phone and they were questioned about their active complaints, number of defecations, urinary and sexual dysfunctions. It was identified that they had 5 (3-8) defecations per day on average and that 4 (11%) cases had one nocturnal defecation. No pouchitis was identified in the follow-up endoscopic examinations. Conclusion: Restorative proctocolectomy and ileo-anal anastomosis technique is a surgical procedure that can be performed with low rates of morbidity and mortality, including the elderly.