What are the most common complications of surgical intervention in Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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The most common complication of surgical treatment of Crohn disease is the development of intraperitoneal adhesions. Patients with Crohn disease undergoing abdominal surgery are also at increased risk for the development of enterocutaneous fistulae as a result of their surgery. Those who are being treated with steroids or immunosuppressive agents may be at increased risk of wound or intra-abdominal infections.


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