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T-pouch: results of the first 10 years with a nonintussuscepting continent ileostomy.
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PMID:  22228158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Continent ileostomy is an alternative for patients who are either not candidates for an ileo-anal pullthrough or in whom an ileo-anal pullthrough failed. We previously described a new type of continent ileostomy (T-pouch) with a nonintussuscepting valve.
OBJECTIVE: : This study performed an outcomes analysis of the first 10 years with 40 patients.
DESIGN: : A prospective database of patients with a T-pouch from 2000 to 2010 was retrospectively analyzed.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: : The primary outcomes measured were demographics and surgical recovery information and the functional data obtained via questionnaire: incontinence, difficulty of pouch intubation, restrictions (work, social, diet, and sexual), quality of health and life, and level of satisfaction with surgery, which were rated on a scale of 0 to 10.
RESULTS: : Twenty-three women and 17 men (mean age, 51.2) received a T-pouch. Median follow-up was 6.2 years (range, 0.8-11 years). Five patients (12.5%) experience a leak; 3 leaks were managed conservatively and/or with drain placement. Pouch intubations were done 4 times per day in a mean of 6.8 minutes; the insertion difficulty was rated as 2.5 of 10. Ninety-two percent achieved good continence. All quality-of-life and dysfunction/restriction scores showed significant improvement. Major abdominal surgeries for pouch-related reasons were needed in 30%; minor service operations of the skin-level stoma were needed in 25% of the patients. Of the patients, 87.5% would do the surgery again; 90% would recommend it to others with the same diagnosis.
LIMITATIONS: : This study was limited by the cohort size and the lack of long-term data.
CONCLUSION: : Ten years with 40 patients confirmed that creation of a T-pouch is complex but could be performed with an acceptable rate of complications. It dramatically improved functional outcomes; most notably, it improved fecal control and decreased social, sexual, and work restrictions.
Andreas M Kaiser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1530-0358     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
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