Surgical management and outcomes of patients with duodenal Crohn's disease.

@article{Shapiro2008SurgicalMA,
  title={Surgical management and outcomes of patients with duodenal Crohn's disease.},
  author={Mark Shapiro and Alexander J. Greenstein and John C. Byrn and Jacqueline Corona and Adrian J. Greenstein and Barry Salky and Michael T. Harris and Celia M. Divino},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={207 1},
  pages={36-42}
}
BACKGROUND Duodenal Crohn's disease (DCD) has been reported to occur in 0.5% to 4% of patients with Crohn's disease. When patients fail to respond to conservative therapy or severe narrowing of the duodenum develops, operation is required. The recent literature is limited in description of surgical treatment of such patients. We reviewed our experience with surgical management and outcomes in patients with DCD, including outcomes of laparoscopic bypass procedures. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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