Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 425–430 | Cite as

Laparoscopically assisted ileocecal resection for Crohn's disease associated with intestinal stenosis and ileovesical fistula

  • Hiroshi Serizawa
  • Toshifumi Hibi
  • Tazuko Ohishi
  • Noriaki Watanabe
  • Yoshiki Hamada
  • Masahiko Watanabe
  • Masahiro Ohgami
  • Yoshinori Sugino
  • Shigeru Kuramochi
  • Hiromasa Ishii
Case Report


We describe a 22-year-old man with Crohn's ileocolitis accompanied by intestinal stenosis and ileovesical fistula in whom laparoscopically-assisted surgery was successfully performed after thorough nutritional therapy. Laparoscopic procedures are characterized by minimal access and minimal invasion, features which can contribute to the early recovery of patients who undergo surgery. It is suggested that laparoscopic (or laparoscopically-assisted) surgery after strict nutritional therapy can be effective in the treatment of patients with Crohn's disease who have intestinal complications.

Key words

Crohn's ileocolitis bowel stenosis ileovesical fistula Iaparoscopic (laparoscopically-assisted) surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Serizawa
    • 1
  • Toshifumi Hibi
    • 2
  • Tazuko Ohishi
    • 1
  • Noriaki Watanabe
    • 1
  • Yoshiki Hamada
    • 1
  • Masahiko Watanabe
    • 3
  • Masahiro Ohgami
    • 3
  • Yoshinori Sugino
    • 4
  • Shigeru Kuramochi
    • 5
  • Hiromasa Ishii
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineKitasato Institute HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyKeio University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Division of Surgical Pathology, Central Clinical LaboratoriesKeio University HospitalTokyoJapan

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