What are the intestinal complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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IBD can be associated with several gastrointestinal complications, including risk of hemorrhage, perforation, strictures, and fistulas—as well as perianal disease and related complications, such as perianal or pelvic abscesses, toxic megacolon (complicating acute severe colitis), and malignancy (colorectal cancer, cholangiocarcinoma complicating primary sclerosing cholangitis).


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