Rural Surgery pp 281-287 | Cite as

Management and Surgery of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases



The clinical presentation of acute and chronic ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are outlined. Management guidelines, both medical and surgical are presented and related to putative aetiological factors in the disease process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodville SouthAustralia

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