ECCO Guidelines on Therapeutics in Crohn's Disease: Surgical Treatment

J Crohns Colitis. 2020 Feb 10;14(2):155-168. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjz187.


This article is the second in a series of two publications relating to the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation [ECCO] evidence-based consensus on the management of Crohn's disease. The first article covers medical management; the present article addresses surgical management, including preoperative aspects and drug management before surgery. It also provides technical advice for a variety of common clinical situations. Both articles together represent the evidence-based recommendations of the ECCO for Crohn's disease and an update of previous guidelines.

Keywords: Crohn’s disease; inflammatory bowel disease [IBD]; surgery.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Abscess / etiology
  • Abdominal Abscess / surgery
  • Crohn Disease / complications
  • Crohn Disease / surgery*
  • Crohn Disease / therapy
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology
  • Intestinal Obstruction / surgery
  • Intestine, Small / surgery
  • Rectal Fistula / etiology
  • Rectal Fistula / surgery