Acute inflammation of intestinal mucosa seen in an ileal reservoir that may extend transmurally, occurring as a late complication of restorative proctocolectomy (proctocolectomy, restorative), possibly due to obstruction and stercoral ulceration. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: powch-ī′tis Definitions: 1. Acute inflammation of the mucosa of an ileal reservoir or pouch that has been surgically created, usually following total colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease or multiple polyposis.
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Pouchitis is inflammation of the ileal pouch (an artificial rectum surgically created out of ileal gut tissue in patients who have undergone a colectomy), which is created in the management of patients with ulcerative colitis, indeterminate colitis, FAP, or, rarely, other colitides. A variety of pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed for
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