Clinical outcomes and advantages of laparoscopic surgery for primary Crohn's disease: are they significant?

@article{Tanaka2009ClinicalOA,
  title={Clinical outcomes and advantages of laparoscopic surgery for primary Crohn's disease: are they significant?},
  author={Shinnosuke Tanaka and Katsuichi Matsuo and Takamitsu Sasaki and Masahiho Nakano and Hideo Shimura and Yuichi Yamashita},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 90},
  pages={416-20}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The clinical outcomes and advantages of laparoscopic surgery for Crohn's disease have not yet been recognized in general. The aim of this study was to critically assess the clinical outcomes, safety, cosmesis, quality of life (QOL) and feasibility of laparoscopic surgery for primary Crohn's disease. METHODOLOGY The study subjects consisted of 48 patients who had primary surgical treatment for Crohn's disease, 28 through conventional laparotomy and 20 in whom surgery was… CONTINUE READING