Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 73, Issue 6, pp 432–438 | Cite as

The Surgical Options and Management of Intestinal Crohn’s Disease

Review Article

Abstract

Crohn's disease (CD) is a pan-gastrointestinal illness. It is notorious for recurrences which can develop in any segment of the gastrointestinal tract. There are many indications and surgical options for intestinal Crohn's disease . We discuss these options based on the current literature. It is important to note however, that operative treatment is based on the correct diagnosis, clinical presentation, sphincter function and patient motivation. Early and timely referral to a surgeon is paramount. The goals of continued medical therapy need to be clearly defined as do the criteria for referral to surgery.

Keywords

Crohn’s Disease Inflammatory bowel disease Gastrointestinal tract 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colorectal Surgery UnitRoyal Adelaide HospitalAdelaideAustralia

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