What causes major intestinal complications of pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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The major intestinal complications of Crohn disease are due to the transmural nature of the disease. This leads to the formation of abscesses, fistulae, sinus tracts (incomplete fistulae ending in a “cul-de-sac”), strictures, and adhesions, which may also contribute to obstruction.


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