In the early postoperative period, before takedown of the diverting ileostomy, a thin web-like stricture often forms at the ileal pouch-anal anastomotic line. After the fecal stream into the pouch is restored, persistence of this stricture obstructs the pouch outlet, leading to incomplete evacuation, somewhat analogous to bladder outlet obstruction in prostatism. The patient will complain of diarrhea due to incomplete emptying of the pouch, resulting in overflow leakage and fecal frequency. Digital examination of the anus demonstrates a narrowing of the upper anal canal. These strictures can usually be dilated easily with the finger or a rubber dilator. In some patients, anastomotic strictures can progress to become chronic, recurrent and fibrotic, and to require regular dilatation.
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