How are abscesses in Crohn disease treated?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Abscesses must be drained, either surgically or percutaneously, and treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. Although surgical drainage is more often successful, attempting percutaneous drainage first may spare some patients an operation. [135]


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