Colostomy pouch formation
Colostomy pouch formation

Formation of S J and W pouches after colostomy. Ihe ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA), also called an ileo-anal pouch, restorative proctocolectomy, ileal-anal pullthrough, or sometimes a j-pouch, s-pouch, w-pouch or an internal pouch (or Kock pouch), is a surgically created internal reservoir to expel the waste from the body after entire or a part of the colon is rmeoved due to problems such as colon cancer, appendicitis, etc.

Surgery of intestine: colostomy, colostomy pouch
Surgery of intestine: colostomy, colostomy pouch

Images of normal intestine, cancer- (or other disease) affected intestine, and intestine after a portion is removed through colostomy.

Colostomy surgery photograph in a patient
Colostomy surgery photograph in a patient

The image shows an end sigmoid colostomy procedure in operation of rupture rectal carcinoma. As stoma (opening) is created in the abdomen to expel the wastes.

Colostomy and Removal of Colon
Colostomy and Removal of Colon

Side view of closeup stoma with long abdominal surgical scar, after colon cancer surgery.

Colostomy in front and side view with detail of colostomy bag and stoma
Colostomy in front and side view with detail of colostomy bag and

Your surgeon may remove all or a part of the bowel in a colostomy procedure. The surgeon may perform a colostomy if there's not enough healthy intestine after surgery. In a colostomy, one end of your large intestine is moved to the outside of the abdomen and is attached to a colostomy bag to expel the waste.