Acta Endoscopica 2003 ;33(2):217-231
Service de Gastro-entérologie, Cliniques Saint-Luc, UCL, Av. Hippocrate, 10, B-1200 Bruxelles, Belgique.
Two types of endoscopic lesions are observed in Crohn's disease (CD): active lesions or scars, frequently associated. Following their localization at different sites of the digestive tract, they are defining the type of disease. Ileo-colonoscopy is an important step of the initial characterization of the lesions, completed with biopsies helful for the differential diagnosis between CD and ulcerative colitis or infectious colitis An endoscopy is only repeated in front of a new clinical problem or when a change of treatment is required. Read More