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06-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Artificial ileocecal valve

Does anyone have an artificial ileocecal valve? does this thing exist?
Apparently my ileocecal valve is affected by Crohn plus 4.5 cm of the terminal ilium.

If I'm going to have a surgery in the future I will probably need to have the ileocecal valve removed as well. It sounds so scary.

Is it possible to have an artificial valve?

thanks,
06-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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Hello Aboarna,
Sorry to hear of your problems .
It is not something I am able to help you with but I am sure there will be others on the forum who will be along shortly.
Just wanted to say "hello"
Hugs and best wishes
Trysha
06-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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I haven't heard about artificial digestive system replacements but I'm sure it's part of the future. They do have system transplants for extremely suck people but the body often rejects it and it's last resort and very rare.
06-27-2012, 05:46 AM   #4
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I had a bowel resection in March, and there was no discussion of a replacement to the ileocecal valve. They just remove it, and reattach what's left.

I haven't had the valve for almost 4 months now, and I am fine.

You will be too.
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