The Surgical Management of Crohn’s Disease of the Colon

  • A. Allan
  • P. E. Bearn


Despite advances in medical therapy for patients with colonic Crohn’s disease, the majority still require operative intervention at some stage if followed up for long enough.1,2 The management of these patients provides a challenge for the surgeon, requiring not only clinical and operative expertise but also the more traditional skill of forming a strong doctor-patient relationship. Careful counselling and the explanation of alternative surgical strategies together with their likely outcome is essential in treating these patients, and this is greatly facilitated by the recent introduction of a multidisciplinary team approach, including stoma therapist, coloproctology specialist nurse and clinical psychologist.


Ulcerative Colitis Pyoderma Gangrenosum Total Colectomy Loop Ileostomy Ileorectal Anastomosis 
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