J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2021 Jul 15. Epub 2021 Jul 15.
Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, USA.
Crohn's disease (CD) is a pan-intestinal disease of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammatory, penetrating, and fibrostenotic phenotypes. Fibrostenotic stricture formation, without inflammatory or penetrating disease, is a common complication in CD, primarily affecting the small intestine and leading to small bowel obstruction. Because there is no medical therapy that prevents or reverses stricturing disease, endoscopic and surgical treatments are the mainstays of treatment, indicated to palliate symptoms and treat the complications. Read More