Endoscopic management of Crohn’s strictures

  title={Endoscopic management of Crohn’s strictures},
  author={Talat Bessissow and Jason Reinglas and Achuthan Aruljothy and Peter L Lakatos and Gert Van Assche},
  booktitle={World journal of gastroenterology},
Symptomatic intestinal strictures develop in more than one third of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) within 10 years of disease onset. Strictures can be inflammatory, fibrotic or mixed and result in a significant decline in quality of life, frequently requiring surgery for palliation of symptoms. Patients under the age of 40 with perianal disease are more likely to suffer from disabling ileocolonic disease thus may have a greater risk for fibrostenotic strictures. Treatment options for… CONTINUE READING


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