Ileocecal Strictureplasty for Crohn’s Disease: Long-Term Results and Comparison with Ileocecal Resection

@article{Tonelli2010IleocecalSF,
  title={Ileocecal Strictureplasty for Crohn’s Disease: Long-Term Results and Comparison with Ileocecal Resection},
  author={Francesco Tonelli and Marilena Fazi and Carmela Di Martino},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={2860-2866}
}
BackgroundThe aim of the present study was to evaluate strictureplasty as the first choice for surgical treatment for Crohn’s terminal ileitis.MethodsBetween 1996 and 2000 we performed Finney-shaped ileocecal strictureplasty (ICS), doubling up the diseased terminal ileum, in 14 patients affected by Crohn’s disease (group A). We compared the postoperative and long-term outcomes of these patients with those of 14 similar patients who underwent ileocecal resection with ileocolonic anastomosis… CONTINUE READING
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