Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 184–186 | Cite as

Triamcinolone improves outcome in crohn's disease strictures

  • Alexandra Lavy
Original Contributions


PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to examine the effect of local injection of potent steroids on recurrence of Crohn's disease strictures. METHODS: Ten patients with colonic strictures attributable to Crohn's disease were treated by dilation and injection of triamcinolone. Five of them had postoperative strictures. RESULTS: Patients were followed for 1.5 to 3 years. Two patients required additional dilation and injection of steroids after one year. Eight patients remained well. CONCLUSION: Local injection of steroids improves outcome in strictures caused by Crohn's disease.

Key words

Crohn's disease Colonic strictures Triamcinolone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Lavy
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  1. 1.Gastroenterology UnitRambam Medical CenterHaifaIsrael

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