The patient is a 21 year old female status post laparoscopic subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy 7 months earlier for fulminant ulcerative colitis. She has been off steroids for 2 months. She presents now for elective takedown of end ileostomy, completion proctocolectomy, and J-pouch reconstruction.
This video demonstrates the laparoscopic completion proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis. It shows how to achieve adequate length on the ileum for the pouch to reach into the pelvis and the use of laparoscopic technique to complete the proctocolectomy in a relatively atraumatic manner.
Session: Podium Video Presentation
Program Number: V046