Impact of complex Crohn's disease on the outcome of laparoscopic ileocecal resection: a comparative clinical study in 124 patients.

@article{Goyer2009ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of complex Crohn's disease on the outcome of laparoscopic ileocecal resection: a comparative clinical study in 124 patients.},
  author={Perrine Goyer and A. Alves and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bretagnol and Yoram Bouhnik and Patrice D Valleur and Yves Panis},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={205-10}
}
PURPOSE This prospective study assessed the feasibility of laparoscopic ileocolonic resection for complex Crohn's disease, i.e., recurrence or complication from abscess and/or fistula, and compared postoperative outcomes in patients with and without complex Crohn's disease. METHODS Between November 1998 and August 2007, 124 laparoscopic ileocolonic resections were attempted for Crohn's disease: 54 patients with complex Crohn's disease (group I) and 70 patients without complex Crohn's disease… CONTINUE READING