Crohn's disease of the colon, rectum, and anus

S. A. Strong*, V. W. Fazio

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Abstract

The varied presentations and complexities of Crohn's disease involving the colon, rectum, and anus mandate decisions that can challenge even the most experienced surgeon. Symptomatic large-bowel disease, with its number of operative indications, is often amenable to resection that maintains intestinal continuity with acceptable rates of recurrence. Disease of the anus, occurring with or without proximal disease, typically is treated in a conservative manner, although occasional definitive treatment may yield improved results. As Crohn's disease is recognized as incurable, the treatment options discussed focus on the amelioration of symptoms while optimizing function without risking excessive morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-963
Number of pages31
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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