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.



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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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