The Kock Pouch

  • Pär Myrelid
  • Mattias Block

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Helge E. Myrvold, Leif Hultén
    Pages 1-17
  3. Thomas Hallgren
    Pages 19-27
  4. Mattias Block
    Pages 29-34
  5. Christina Schulz, Rune Sjödahl
    Pages 35-41
  6. Pär Myrelid, Mattias Block
    Pages 43-53
  7. Mantaj S. Brar, Anthony de Buck Van Overstraeten, Michael Corrin, Robin McLeod, Zane Cohen
    Pages 55-65
  8. Jonas Bengtson, Anna Solberg
    Pages 67-71
  9. Mattias Block
    Pages 73-79
  10. Pär Myrelid
    Pages 81-85
  11. Neil Mortensen
    Pages 87-91
  12. Eva Carlsson, Åsa Gustafsson, Anne-Marie Hallén
    Pages 93-111
  13. Janindra Warusavitarne, Phil Tozer
    Pages 113-116
  14. Hagit Tulchinsky
    Pages 117-134
  15. Pär Myrelid, Anton Risto
    Pages 135-142
  16. Tom Øresland
    Pages 167-172
  17. Jonas Bengtson, Anna Solberg
    Pages 173-182
  18. Hans H. Wasmuth, Mattias Block
    Pages 183-187
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book


This book is about the recently revived technique of Kock pouch in inflammatory bowel disease. It discusses the Kock pouch as an alternative to patients not suitable for a pelvic pouch or where the pelvic pouch has failed. It provides clinicians with all the necessary information on patient guidance and surgical revisions after a long life with a Kock pouch.  The reader will learn about the development of the pouch, pre and post-operative strategies, surveillance, complications and the limitations and weaknesses of the method. New pioneering experimental methods used by the authors are also discussed.

The use of ileorectal anastomosis and Kock’s continent ileostomy has regained interest as the long term problems of the pelvic pouch have and this book brings the knowledge and valuable experiences of a few experts at international centres to a large audience. 

This is an indispensable guide for colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists and stoma therapists involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease where colectomy is still needed, either in an emergency setting or due to dysplasia or cancer.


Ulcerative colitis Crohn´s colitis Familial adenomatous polyposis Proctocolectomy Reconstruction Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Pär Myrelid
    • 1
  • Mattias Block
    • 2
  1. 1.Linköping University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental MedicineLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Colorectal UnitSahlgrenska University HospitalÖstra, GöteborgSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95590-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95591-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology