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Ileoanal Pull-Through (il-ee-oh-AY-nul PUL-throo)

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• Large Intestine
• Rectum
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Definition: An operation to remove the colon and inner lining of the rectum. The outer muscle of the rectum is not touched. The bottom end of the small intestine (ileum) is pulled through the remaining rectum and joined to the anus. Stool can be passed normally.

Also Known As: Also called ileoanal anastomosis.

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