Surgical management of pyogenic complications of Crohn's disease

Christina Cellini, Bashar Safar, James Fleshman

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Abstract

Patients with Crohn's disease are prone to the development of pyogenic complications. These complications are most commonly in the form of perianal or intraabdominal abscesses and/or fistulas. Complications in these 2 distinct areas are managed differently; however, they are similar in the fact that initial treatment relies on medical or minimally invasive management to achieve a nonacute condition prior to definitive surgical procedure. This article reviews the current surgical management of obtaining pyogenic control in both anorectal and intraabdominal Crohn's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-517
Number of pages6
JournalInflammatory bowel diseases
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Anorectal
  • Crohn's disease
  • Intraabdominal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Gastroenterology

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