Peace- here's the post I was referring to:
"aka. Dr. Shen did injections via endoscopy for me for an extra long sinus tract/unhealed wound from jpouch excision surgery. Basically, its the needle knife procedure, without the cutting! I was the first person he had done this on for a wound. AND WE had significant success after three procedures. His work has allowed me to avoid another extremely massive surgery.
He has told me that for some in situations like yours it requires many treatments, even 10 or so. But regardless, it is pretty non-invasive, done as fast as a pouchoscopy, and allows you to avoid surgery.
Best wishes moving forward with this.
There are a lot of members on j-pouch who have had their j-pouch removed and now have anal closure, and unfortunately j-pouch excision is a complex procedure that can often result in a chronic unhealed anal wound similar to what it sounds like you are experiencing. I think it must be similar because the gracilis surgery you're describing was the alternative.
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13