ⓘ Pouchoscopy

                                     

ⓘ Pouchoscopy

Pouchoscopy is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to examine an ileo-anal pouch, a replacement for the colon / rectum which is surgically created from the small intestine as Treatment for ulcerative colitis and as a treatment for other inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohns disease, a preventive measure in certain genetic illnesses such as FAP or HNPCC or as a procedure in the treatment of colon cancer. Typically, a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube is passed through the anus. Although it may determine the integrity of the J-pouch, it is much more common to perform a pouchogram to determine the pouchs integrity. A pouchoscopy is normally part of a routine follow up and is used to confirm diagnosis of pouchitis and cuffitis.

                                     
  • require removal during a standard colonoscopy. Surgeons have used the term pouchoscopy to refer to a colonoscopy of the ileo - anal pouch. Conditions that call
  • be performed. Additionally, surgeons have lately been using the term pouchoscopy to refer to a colonoscopy of the ileo - anal pouch. The large intestine