Kock pouch ileostomy is indicated for patients who are unfit for ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) because the anus and anal sphincter will be removed during the operation; and patients who develop severe incontinence after IPAA.
A Kock pouch need not be created during the initial colectomy surgery.
The pouch has a volume of 500ml to 1000ml so that feces can be stored temporarily and the patient need not carry a stoma bag. This improves the patient's quality of life. A valve is constructed by intussusception of the terminal ileum, thereby containing the stored feces.
- Nils G. Kock; Classic Article; forward by Corman, Marvin L., M.D.; March 1994; Springer (web); Volume 37, Issue 3; excerpt from "Diseases of the Colon & Rectum"; Chapter: Intra-abdominal 'Reservoir' in Patients With Permanent Ileostomy; Pp. 278–279.
- Kock pouch; Medical Dictionary online; retrieved March 2014.
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