Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Elderly

  • Tonia M. Young-Fadok
  • Bruce G. Wolff

Abstract

Although inflammatory bowel disease is often considered an affliction of the young, significant proportions of those presenting with either Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis are elderly An understanding of the differences in disease presentation in the elderly compared to that in the young is important in making a timely diagnosis. In addition, operative approaches, when indicated, must be tailored to the needs of the aging patient.

Keywords

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Short Bowel Syndrome Subtotal Colectomy Perianal Disease 
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  • Tonia M. Young-Fadok
  • Bruce G. Wolff

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