Pouch Care

  • Idan Goren
  • Revital Barkan
  • Iris DotanEmail author


Although the pharmaceutical armamentarium for the therapy of ulcerative colitis (UC) is growing, some patients still require surgical intervention with removal of the diseased colon and rectum. Proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, also known as pouch surgery, is the surgery of choice in the majority of these patients. Pouchitis, an inflammation of the pouch, is the most common long-term complication in patients undergoing pouch surgery. This chapter will review the indications and the surgical technique of pouch surgery, the medical management of patients with pouch, the clinical manifestations of postoperative complications, and the role of the IBD nurse in the medical team caring for patients with pouch.


Pouch IPAA Pouchitis IBD nurse pouch care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyRabin Medical CenterPetah TikvaIsrael
  2. 2.Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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