Ileal pouch functional outlet obstruction

Kyra Sierakowski, Philippa Rabbitt, David Wattchow

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Small bowel obstructions (SBOs) are common in patients who have undergone Ileal J-pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) surgery. SBO may be caused by stenosis of the diverting ileostomy, volvulus, internal hernia, adhesive bands, anastomotic stricture or intra-abdominal adhesions. Functional outlet obstruction is an important alternative diagnosis to consider in a patient post-IPAA presenting with obstructive symptoms. Recognition of this condition can prevent unnecessary surgery and save the patient from presenting repeatedly with obstructive symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212979
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2016


  • outlet obstruction
  • Ileal pouch functional
  • stenosis
  • Small bowel obstructions


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