Effects of the faecal stream and stasis on the ileal pouch mucosa.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of the faecal stream and stasis on the mucosa of ileal pouches. Nine patients were followed up. Two pouch biopsy specimens were obtained from each at the time of pouch formation, ileostomy closure, and three, six, and 12 months after operation. None developed pouchitis. Two pouch biopsy specimens each were also obtained from 20 patients (six with pouchitis), whose pouches had been functioning for at least a year and in whom pouch evacuation was asse...Expand abstract
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