Successful Treatment of Prepouch Ileitis with Oral Mesalamine in Barnett Continent Ileal Reservoir

Successful Treatment of Prepouch Ileitis with Oral Mesalamine in Barnett Continent Ileal Reservoir

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Discussion & Conclusion

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The case description is adequate. The Discussion explains the challenges in treating the patient in the present case clearly. It also offers useful suggestions with respect to the treatment regimen. It also adequately discusses the literature. The study recommends the use of oral mesalamine as long-term maintenance therapy as there was complete resolution of inflammation and ulceration of the prepouch afferent limb on endoscopy and histology, along with the resolution of symptoms with the use of oral mesalamine.



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Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case report presents the case of a 65-year-old male patient in which prepouch ileitis in Barnett Continent Ileal Reservoir (BCIR) was successfully treated with oral mesalamine. There are scant data in the management of pouchitis and prepouch ileitis (PPI) in patients with Barnett Continent Ileal Reservoir. Till date, the use of oral mesalamine in the treatment of PPI or in the treatment of inflammatory conditions in the continent ileostomy has not been described. This study holds significance as this is the first case in the literature showing that mesalamine is safe and effective in the treatment of prepouch ileitis in a patient with a continent ileostomy.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Bo Shen
Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Division of Colorectal Surgery and Department of Pathology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Mon 05, Jul 2021
Accepted: Mon 19, Jul 2021
Published: Tue 03, Aug 2021
© 2021 Bo Shen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.08.02