What causes a Jpouch to fail?

Jpouches are complicated! They're created out of loops of small intestine being cut and stitched back together, to create a storage area to replace the rectum. Basically, the small intestine is doing a job that it was never intended to do.

Why does a Jpouch failure happen?

There are many reasons that a Jpouch might be deemed a failure. It can be a mechanical malfunction, which might mean that it has folded over, twisted, or has narrowings, which means it can’t be emptied properly or causes waste to back up. Sometimes, it’s the structure, so it might not be able to hold enough volume, which results in constantly needing to empty, urgently. In some cases, these things can be fixed, but if they can’t, the pouch will be declared a failure.

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