ileal pouch

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(perineal pouch) a reservoir made from loops of ileum to replace a surgically removed rectum, avoiding the need for a permanent ileostomy. This is commonly constructed in patients who have had their colon surgically removed for various disorders (e.g. ulcerative colitis, familial adenomatous polyposis).

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