Surgical strategy for Crohns disease

Surgical strategy for the treatment of Crohn’s disease

Because of the chronicity of the disease, any surgical strategy should be to maximize small bowel length. Strictureplasty has been shown to be an effective measure with multiple Crohn’s strictures and maintains small bowel length. In the setting of long segments of disease, resection is generally limited to areas of grossly diseased bowel (not microscopically normal).


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