PREPRINT RELEASE: Loop Ileostomy Closure

Loop Ileostomy Closure
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Hodin, MD
Professor of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

The patient in this case is a 29-year-old female who had a long history of medically refractory ulcerative colitis. Three months ago, she underwent a laparoscopic proctocolectomy with ileoanal J-pouch reconstruction and loop ileostomy. Here, Dr. Richard Hodin at MGH reverses the ileostomy.