The current state of the transanal approach to the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.


Department of Surgery, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel, 170, 08036, Barcelona, Spain. [Email]


The transanal approach to pelvic dissection has gained considerable traction and utilization continues to expand, fueled by the transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) for rectal cancer. The same principles and benefits of transanal pelvic dissection may apply to the transanal restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)-the TaPouch procedure. Our goal was to review the literature to date on the development and current state of the TaPouch.


Familial adenomatous polyposis,Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis,Inflammatory bowel disease,Restorative proctocolectomy,Transanal proctectomy,Transanal total mesorectal excision,Ulcerative colitis,

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