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Meta-analysis of short-term and long-term outcomes of J, W and S ileal reservoirs for restorative proctocolectomy

RE Lovegrove, AG Heriot, V Constantinides, HS Tilney, AW Darzi, VW Fazio, RJ Nicholls, PP Tekkis



OBJECTIVE: The choice of ileal pouch reservoir has been a contentious subject with no consensus as to which technique provides better function. This study aimed to compare short- and long-term outcomes of three ileal reservoir designs. METHOD: Comparative studies published between 1985 and 2000 of J, W and S ileal pouch reservoirs were included. Meta-analytical techniques were employed to compare postoperative complications, pouch failure, and functional and physiological outcomes. Quality of life following surgery was also assessed. RESULTS: Eighteen studies, comprising 1519 patients (689 J pouch, 306 W pouch and 524 S pouch) were included. There was no significant difference in the inciden..

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