Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is a safe and effective operation in properly selected patients, but a variety of potential complications can occur. We present a case of a 56-year-old female who underwent a double-stapled IPAA for refractory ulcerative colitis and postoperatively developed unrelenting, severe anal pain requiring daily narcotics. Examination under anesthesia revealed that her pain was a result of staples from the anastomosis that had migrated into the highly sensitive anoderm below the dentate line. Removal of these staples led to resolution of her symptoms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Techniques in Coloproctology|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2013|
- Stapled anastomosis
- Ulcerative colitis
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