Surgical Management of Crohn's Disease

Kim C. Lu, Steven R. Hunt

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Although medical management can control symptoms in a recurring incurable disease, such as Crohn's disease, surgical management is reserved for disease complications or those problems refractory to medical management. In this article, we cover general principles for the surgical management of Crohn's disease, ranging from skin tags, abscesses, fistulae, and stenoses to small bowel and extraintestinal disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-185
Number of pages19
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013


  • Anal abscess/fistula
  • Crohn's disease
  • Enteric fistula
  • Enteric stricture
  • Extraintestinal manifestations
  • Short gut


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