Crohn’s Disease and Pregnancy

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


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.


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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