Colon non tumor
Colitis (non-infectious)
Pouch related complications

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 December 2016, last major update May 2013

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Related topics: Pouchitis
Cite this page: Pouch related complications. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colonpouchcomplications.html. Accessed February 27th, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Ileal pouches are formed from loops of terminal ileum, may be anastomosed to rectum to preserve anal sphincter function and restore continuity of bowel
  • Contraindicated in Crohn disease due to high risk of fistula and abscess
  • Complications: fistula, obstruction, incontinence, anastomotic leaks; 2-7% of cases are due to initially undiagnosed Crohn disease
Micro Description
  • Normal pouch: resembles terminal ileum, occasional superficial neutrophils, mild villous shortening, increased chronic inflammation