Surg Endosc 2020 10 24;34(10):4298-4304. Epub 2019 Oct 24.
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
Background: Floppy pouch complex (FPC) consists of disease phenotypes in patients with ileal pouches, including pouch prolapse, afferent limb syndrome, enterocele, redundant loop, and pouch folding. Our recent study demonstrated that lower body weight, lower peripouch fat, family history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), female gender, and dyschezia are risk factors for FPC patients with IBD. The aims of this study were to assess the relationship between pouch wall thickness and FPC, and to investigate the association between inflamed and non-inflamed pouch wall thickness. Read More