When is surgery indicated for Crohn disease (CD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Surgery for Crohn disease is generally performed for complications (eg, stricture, stenosis, obstruction, fistula, bleeding, or abscess). Surgical intervention is an important treatment option for Crohn disease, but patients should be aware that it is not curative and that disease recurrence after surgery is high, mimicking the original disease pattern at the site of the surgical anastomosis.


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