A Practical Approach to Preventing Postoperative Recurrence in Crohn's Disease.

Abstract

Postoperative Crohn's disease recurrence remains common, and preventing additional surgery remains a challenge. A critical step to postoperative management of Crohn's disease is being able to identify patients who should receive immediate postoperative therapy from the patients who can wait for recurrence prior to starting medications. All patients, regardless of their risk for recurrence, are advised to undergo a colonoscopy at 6 to 12 months after surgery to evaluate for endoscopic evidence of Crohn's disease. Further management of patients depends on symptoms and the presence or absence of endoscopic recurrence.

DOI: 10.1007/s11894-016-0499-8

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@article{Hashash2016APA, title={A Practical Approach to Preventing Postoperative Recurrence in Crohn's Disease.}, author={Jana Ghazi Hashash and Miguel D. Regueiro}, journal={Current gastroenterology reports}, year={2016}, volume={18 5}, pages={25} }