Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2019; 32(04): 249-254
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1683906
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Current Status of Segmental Colectomy in Select Crohn's Disease Patients

Alexander Heriot
1   Cancer Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Philip Smart
2   Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3   General Surgery and Gastroenterology Clinical Institute, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Publication Date:
02 July 2019 (online)


Crohn's disease is a complex disease with a varying clinical and anatomical spectrum. One-third of patients with Crohn's will have disease confined to the colon. In this article, the authors review the surgical treatment options for colonic Crohn's disease including the current status of performing segmental colectomy in colonic Crohn's, the pros and cons of segmental versus subtotal colectomy, and the influence of biologics on recurrence rates following segmental colectomy.

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