Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 761–763 | Cite as

Duodenal Crohn’s Disease—a Diagnostic Conundrum

  • Amy L. Lightner
  • Joel G. Fletcher
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Gastroduodenal Crohn’s disease is rare as most often the disease is found in the terminal ileum and colon rather than the upper gastrointestinal tract. The most common phenotype is stricturing disease which can lead to obstructive-like symptoms. Medical treatment options include proton pump inhibitors and biologic therapy. Endoscopic and surgical intervention may be needed to relieve the obstructive-like symptoms from the stricturing phenotype.


Crohn’s disease Endoscopic dilation Strictureplasty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal SurgeryMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of RadiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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