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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/codi.13788
  • Title of Journal : COLORECTAL DISEASE


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.