Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2021; 34(04): 227-232
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1729926
Review Article

Crohn's Disease Obstructions

Molly M. Ford
1  Department of General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee
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Obstruction from stricturing Crohn's disease remains one of the most common reasons for intervention. Acute inflammation is often responsive to medications, but chronic fibrosis is unlikely to respond and will generally go on to require additional treatment. Newer methods, such as endoscopic balloon dilation, are gaining grounds in strictures that are amenable, but with high recurrence and strictures that may not be endoscopically accessible, surgery still plays a key role in the treatment of obstructing Crohn's disease.

Publication History

Publication Date:
20 July 2021 (online)

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