What is the postoperative management of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Postoperatively, steroids are tapered appropriately. Patients who were receiving low-dose or short-term steroids preoperatively may be treated with a more rapid taper. Often, patients who have received long-term steroid therapy will be given so-called stress-dose steroids intraoperatively to prevent adrenal insufficiency during a time when the body is under high stress (as is the case in surgery). This stress dose is tapered rapidly. Parenteral nutrition is often continued until bowel function returns.

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