Laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resections in patients with Crohn's disease: are abscesses, phlegmons, or recurrent disease contraindications?

@article{Wu1997LaparoscopicassistedIR,
  title={Laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resections in patients with Crohn's disease: are abscesses, phlegmons, or recurrent disease contraindications?},
  author={Jenny Wu and Elisa H. Birnbaum and Ira J. Kodner and Robert Fry and Thomas E. Read and James W. Fleshman},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={122 4},
  pages={682-8; discussion 688-9}
}
BACKGROUND Because of the inflammatory nature of Crohn's disease, ileocolic resections are often difficult to perform, especially if an abscess, phlegmon, or recurrent disease at a previous ileocolic anastomosis is present. Our goal was to determine whether the above factors are contraindications to a successful laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resection. METHODS Between 1992 and 1996, 46 laparoscopic-assisted ileocolic resections were attempted. Fourteen patients had an abscess or phlegmon… CONTINUE READING
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