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Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

  • Claudio Donadio
  • Rocco Cosintino
  • Giuliano Rigon
  • Claudio Donadio
  • Fabrizio Signore
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Abstract

Crohn’s disease (CD) can involve any area of the gastrointestinal tract, but the distal small intestine, colon, and anal-rectal region are most often affected. The disease consists of a granulomatous inflammatory process of the bowel mucosa extending to the deeper layers, with possible transmural involvement. About 30% of patients require surgery during the first year after the diagnosis is made; thereafter 5% of all patients per year require surgery. Complications such as fistula formation and perineal communication interfere with vaginal delivery.

Keywords

Ulcerative Colitis Preterm Birth Continent Ileostomy Undergo Caesarean Section Ostomy Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Donadio
    • 1
  • Rocco Cosintino
    • 2
  • Giuliano Rigon
    • 1
  • Claudio Donadio
    • 1
  • Fabrizio Signore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySan Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Gastroenterology UnitSan Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly

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