The usefulness of the H-pouch configuration in salvage surgery for failed ileal pouches

Aydinli H. H., Peirce C., Aytac E., Remzi F.

COLORECTAL DISEASE, vol.19, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/codi.13788
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Ileoanal pouch, ileal pouch anal anastomosis, H-pouch, reoperative surgery, salvage surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, RESTORATIVE PROCTOCOLECTOMY, ULCERATIVE-COLITIS, COMPLICATIONS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Aim Abdominal salvage surgery for a failed ileal pouchanal anastomosis (5) is safe and feasible in experienced hands. When salvaging an ileal pouch or creating a new J, S or W pouch may not be feasible, construction of an H-pouch may be the final option. This study reports a single colorectal surgeon's experience on H-pouch anal anastomosis in patients referred with a failed ileal pouch.