The Development of Current Surgical Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Donald J. Glotzer
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


The current state of the art of surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is best understood if viewed from the perspective of its historical development. Through the years medical and surgical treatment have been intertwined and interdependent as physicians and surgeons have attempted to understand and treat these often devastating diseases. Since the pathogenesis of IBD remains unknown, current treatment still emphasizes “art.” Increasingly, however, scientific method has been used in exploring possible etiologies and in evaluating the results of various therapies including operation.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Toxic Megacolon Fecal Stream Continent Ileostomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald J. Glotzer
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  1. 1.Departments of SurgeryBeth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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