Blind pouch syndrome: Case report and literature review


  • Oly Corleta UFRGS
  • Laura Moschetti
  • Adriano Basso Dias
  • Guilherme de Araújo


Blind Pouch Syndrome, Case report.


Blind pouch syndrome is the set of signs and symptoms caused by intestinal content stasis and consequent bacterial hyperproliferation in a segment excluded from the intestinal flow after surgical procedure. This paper reports the case of a 65-year-old male patient complaining of diffuse abdominal pain, poor oral intake, nausea, diarrhea, fever and chills. Surgical history included cecal resection five years before due to a tubulovillous adenoma. On physical examination, the abdomen was tender and distended, without signs of peritonitis. Complete blood cells count showed microcytic anemia. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed ileocolonic anastomosis (ascending) with blind loop presenting signs of inflammatory process. Exploratory laparotomy was indicated, in which the resection of the blind loop was performed. After gradual improvement of the symptoms, the patient was discharged in12th post-operative day.



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Corleta O, Moschetti L, Basso Dias A, de Araújo G. Blind pouch syndrome: Case report and literature review. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 15º de setembro de 2015 [citado 4º de outubro de 2023];35(3). Disponível em:



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