Surgical Emergencies in Crohn’s Disease

Giovanni Guercio, Giuseppe Salamone, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta, Roberta Tutino, Giovanni Guercio, Tommaso Fontana, Nicolò Falco, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Roberta Tutino, Gaspare Gulotta, Giuseppe Salamone, Nicolo' Falco, Tommaso Fontana

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Crohn’s disease, as a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that can affect any part of the alimentary canal from the mouth to the anus, has a highly variable course and a very unpredictable evolution. Even surgery does not cure CD, it has however a relevant role in its treatment in combination to medical therapy during the large course of the disease; indeed almost each patient is submitted to a surgical intervention during his life. Nowadays, surgery is considered the last treatment to use whenever medical therapy is insufficient to control symptoms; this choice involves an intervention on more serious patients with more surgical complications. Surgery finds in the Crohn’s disease a main role in the management of the obstructive or septic complications; however, elective surgical treatments are proposed in patients with sub-occlusive presentation due to chronic fistulas or with high CD index (>220) with a terminal ileum-cecum disease.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrohn's Disease: Radiological Features and Clinical-Surgical Correlations
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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