Symptomatic Long Residual Rectal Cuff Status Post J-Pouch

  • Anuradha R. Bhama
  • Scott R. Steele


Leaving too long of a rectal cuff with a total proctocolectomy and J-pouch can lead to problems associated with residual inflammation (cuffitis) and emptying problems. This chapter will evaluate what to do in the patient with the long residual rectal cuff.


Cuffitis Rectal cuff IPAA Pouch 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anuradha R. Bhama
    • 1
  • Scott R. Steele
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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