How often is surgical intervention performed in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Unlike ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease has no surgical cure. Most patients with Crohn disease require surgical intervention during their lifetime. Within 15 years of diagnosis, 70% of patients with Crohn disease have required 1 or more surgical procedures, and many require multiple procedures. [42]


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