Strictureplasty without concomitant resection for small bowel obstruction in Crohn's disease.


The efficacy of strictureplasty in the treatment of Crohn's disease is often attributed in part to concomitant resection of strictured small bowel segments. Fifty-four patients with obstructive Crohn's disease who underwent 215 strictureplasty procedures (Heineke-Mikulicz, 179; Finney, 36) without concomitant resection of small bowel were reviewed. The… (More)


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