Endoscopy 2008; 40(6): 529-533
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-995784
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Endoscopy in the management of patients after ileal pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis

D.  S.  Pardi1 , B.  Shen2
  • 1Fiterman Center for Digestive Diseases, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 2Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
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Publication Date:
08 May 2008 (online)

Pouchitis is the most common complication following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in patients with ulcerative colitis. However, there are several other inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions that can mimic pouchitis, and endoscopy with biopsies is essential for distinguishing these various conditions. This paper will review the differential diagnosis of pouchitis and the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the ileal pouch.


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