Crohn's Disease of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus

Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Dec;95(6):1195-210, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2015.07.005. Epub 2015 Oct 21.


There is no cure for Crohn disease. Newer treatments, such as biological therapy, have led to an improved quality of life. This article focuses on the surgical management of Crohn disease of the colon, rectum, and anus. Restorative and nonrestorative surgical options for colonic Crohn disease are discussed. Treatment options for perianal Crohn disease are also reviewed.

Keywords: Colonic Crohn's Disease; Crohn fistula; Crohn's Disease; Ileostomy; Perianal Crohn's Disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Colectomy
  • Colonic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Colonic Diseases / etiology
  • Colonic Diseases / surgery*
  • Crohn Disease / diagnosis*
  • Crohn Disease / etiology
  • Crohn Disease / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Ileostomy
  • Rectal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Rectal Diseases / etiology
  • Rectal Diseases / surgery*