Prospective, randomized trial comparing laparoscopic vs. conventional surgery for refractory ileocolic Crohn's disease.

@article{Milsom2001ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective, randomized trial comparing laparoscopic vs. conventional surgery for refractory ileocolic Crohn's disease.},
  author={Jeffrey W. Milsom and K A Hammerhofer and Bernhard B{\"o}hm and Peter W. Marcello and Paul Elson and Victor Warren Fazio},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={1-8; discussion 8-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Surgeons have been reluctant to apply laparoscopic techniques to Crohn's disease surgery because of concerns with evaluating and excising inflamed tissue using laparoscopic methods. Additionally in Crohn's disease surgery, laparoscopic techniques have not been demonstrated to have clear advantages over conventional ones. METHOD We conducted a prospective, randomized trial in one surgical department comparing laparoscopic vs. conventional techniques in 60 patients (25 males… CONTINUE READING

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