Pouchoscopy: new entry on Wikipediaby Eric on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 15:07
Reading Abby’s update from yesterday made me realize: there’s no Wikipedia page for pouchoscopy! This might not seem like a big deal, but when you consider that Wikipedia results are typically in the top 3 on Google for any term-specific search, you can begin to see why it’s important.
Well, luckily it’s a wiki, so I did a little poking around and found a few articles that use the term pouchoscopy, articles from respected medical journals. Hopefully the new Wikipedia entry is approved by the many administrators and users of the great online encyclopedia, and it stays there to help future J-pouchers.
You can read the new article here, and see my edits to the J-pouch entry here (I clarified the three-part surgery, ’cause that’s what I had), and see the last sentence in colonoscopy referencing the pouchoscopy here.
Mark and Megan have done a great job de-mystifying these diseases through their photos and this site. I hope my contribution to Wikipedia adds another level of transparency to these diseases much the same way.