Long-acting steroid injection after endoscopic dilation of anastomotic Crohn's strictures may improve the outcome: a retrospective case series.

@article{Brooker2003LongactingSI,
  title={Long-acting steroid injection after endoscopic dilation of anastomotic Crohn's strictures may improve the outcome: a retrospective case series.},
  author={Jim C. Brooker and Conrad G Beckett and Brian P. Saunders and Martin J Benson},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={333-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic balloon dilation of Crohn's strictures is widely practised, but may not result in long-term symptomatic benefit, leading to the need for repeat dilation or surgery. It is hypothesized that long-acting steroid injection into strictures after dilation may decrease the need for further stricture dilation and improve the outcome in symptomatic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with Crohn's disease who have had balloon dilation and triamcinolone injection… CONTINUE READING