Does segmental bowel resection increase the risk of recurrence of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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In a study comprising a strictly defined cohort of patients, Kiran et al were not able to identify segmental bowel resection as an independent risk factor for recurrence or stoma formation; additionally, they found no reduction in quality of life scores to suggest an adverse effect of recurrence. [137] Nevertheless, segmental colectomy provides good function, and the data support practice of a conservative approach with anastomosis in anatomically linked Crohn disease.


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