How to Deal with Crohn’s Friable and Fragile Mesentery

  • Anuradha R. Bhama
  • Scott R. Steele


One hallmark of Crohn’s disease is a large, edematous, and friable mesentery. Depending on the degree of involvement, several different methods may be required to ensure adequate hemostasis. This chapter will discuss various options.


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Suggested Reading

  1. 1.
    Muldoon R, Herline AJ. Crohn’s disease: surgical management. In: Steele SR, Hull TL, et al., editors. ASCRS textbook of colon & rectal surgery. Cham: Springer; 2017.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anuradha R. Bhama
    • 1
  • Scott R. Steele
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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