Surgical Management

  • J. Alexander-Williams


The general principles of surgical management of Crohn’s disease are determined by our concept of the present limitations of therapy. Our important management limitations are:
  1. 1.

    It is an incurable disease

  2. 2.

    It has panintestinal potential for involvement

  3. 3.

    Surgical intervention only overcomes the effects of complications of the disease and does not affect the disease itself.



Ulcerative Colitis Chronic Ulceration Small Bowel Disease Gastrostomy Feeding Stenotic Area 
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  1. Ekelund GR, Lindhagen T (1989) Controversies in the surgical management of Crohn’s disease. Pers Colon Rectal Surg 2: 1–14Google Scholar

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