Crohn’s Strictures—Moving Away from the Knife

  title={Crohn’s Strictures—Moving Away from the Knife},
  author={Emily Stenke and Billy Bourke and Ulla Knaus},
  booktitle={Front. Pediatr.},
Crohn's disease (CD) is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease with a rapidly rising incidence in the pediatric population. A common complication of CD is the development of fibrotic strictures, which may be present at initial diagnosis or develop many years later. Clinical presentation depends on stricture location and degree of obstruction, and strictures frequently contain a mixture of inflammatory and fibrotic tissue. Histological examination of Crohn's strictures shows thickening of the… CONTINUE READING