You had me going there at first, since ALS is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig Disease). Not usually associated with the j-pouch, but one of our moderators, Dave H, actually died from it.

But, I see from your topic that you actually are talking about afferent limb syndrome, which is a structural defect in the small bowel entering the pouch that causes obstructions. Surgery is usually needed to release adhesions or repair the pouch to prevent repeated obstruction. It is not common.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com...0.1002/ibd.21503/pdf

Jan Smiler

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