What is the role of segmental resection in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In segmental resection, a segment of intestine with active Crohn disease or a stricture is resected, and the remaining bowel is reanastomosed. In general, as little bowel as possible is resected, because the risk of disease recurrence is significant. [107]


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