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pouchitis

Pronunciation: powch-i'tis

Definition: Acute inflammation of the mucosa of an ileal reservoir or pouch that has been surgically created, usually following total colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease or multiple polyposis.

[pouch + -itis, inflammation]

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