Crohn’s Disease: Surgical Management

  • Scott A. StrongEmail author


  • The worldwide prevalence of Crohn’s disease is increasing.

  • High-incidence areas include Canada, France, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Scotland.

  • Affluence and living in industrialized areas do not currently appear to have an etiological role.

  • There is a bimodal age distribution with the first peak occurring between the ages of 15 and 30 years and the second between 60 and 80 years.

  • The prevalence of Crohn’s disease in patients aged younger and older than 20 years is 43 and 201 per 100,000, respectively.

  • Crohn’s is more common in whites than in blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, and there is a two- to fourfold increase in the prevalence among the Jewish population in the USA, Europe, and South Africa.


Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Short Bowel Syndrome Perianal Disease Extraintestinal Manifestation Severe Colitis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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