[Indications and surgical treatment of Crohn disease]

Minerva Chir. 1995 Jan-Feb;50(1-2):59-63.
[Article in Italian]


On the basis of their experience (a series of 21 surgical approaches), the authors subdivide the indications for surgical treatment into absolutes and relatives. They recommend to operate also for relative indications in order to improve the patient's way of life, avoiding the establishment of extensive adhesions, under-nourishment and invalid subocclusive symptomatology. As the surgical treatment is not curative and is burdened from repeated operations, the authors suggest using a conservative surgery. They confirm the uninfluence, to prevent fistula and/or local recurrence, to carry out an anastomosis on healthy or slightly macroscopic disease tissues.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Crohn Disease / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Recurrence