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:
It is an incurable disease
It has panintestinal potential for involvement
Surgical intervention only overcomes the effects of complications of the disease and does not affect the disease itself.
KeywordsCatheter Poss Sten
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