A 34-year-old woman presented with severe abdominal pain 8 years after undergoing ileal J-pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis (UC). Computed tomography (CT) showed free air and ascites in the abdomen, so she underwent laparotomy. A perforation was found at the ileal J-pouch blind end, which was remarkably enlarged. When we resected the blind end surgically, we observed a 3-mm perforation and some small ulcers. About 2 months after this operation, the patient complained of abdominal pain and an increased frequency of bowel movements. Based on our endoscopic observation of multiple ulcers, we diagnosed pouchitis. We report this case to show that the combination of an enlarged J-pouch blind end and pouchitis can result in perforation. To prevent such complications, we recommend avoiding the formation of a blind end during construction of a J-pouch.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2009 12月|
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