Is surgical resection a curative treatment for pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Recurrence of disease at the anastomotic site is common after resection. Surgical treatment for Crohn disease, unlike that for ulcerative colitis (UC), is not curative. Laparoscopic techniques are becoming the standard of care for most inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) procedures, resulting in decreased recovery time. [8]

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