Gastroduodenal Crohn’s Disease

  • David J. Schoetz


Crohn’s disease occasionally involves the gastroduodenal region primarily. Until 1950 (1) primary gastroduodenal Crohn’s disease was rarely reported. In 1954, van Patter and associates (2) reported a frequency of duodenal Crohn’s disease of 0.5% in a series of 600 patients with gastrointestinal Crohn’s disease. Since then, a number of authors (3-7) have added new cases to the existing literature. The reported frequency of gastroduodenal Crohn’s disease varies between 0.5% and 4%. Nugent and Roy (8) have reported the largest single institutional experience of 89 cases from the Lahey Clinic between 1952 and 1986.


Gastric Outlet Obstruction Truncal Vagotomy Linitis Plastica Selective Vagotomy Lahey Clinic 
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