Diagnostic and Therapeutic Role of Endoscopy

  • Arnaldo Andreoli
  • Patrizia Meddi
  • Paolo Pantanella
  • Antonio Tesi
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Over the past few decades, endoscopy has become an essential tool for the gastroenterologist treating patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Indications for endoscopy in CD patients include a correct diagnosis (both endoscopic and histological), assessment of disease localization and activity, diagnosis of postoperative recurrence, evaluation of perianal disease, dilation of strictures, and surveillance in patients with long-standing colonic disease.


Ulcerative Colitis Capsule Endoscopy Narrow Band Imaging Mucosal Healing Surveillance Colonoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnaldo Andreoli
    • 1
  • Patrizia Meddi
    • 1
  • Paolo Pantanella
    • 1
  • Antonio Tesi
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology UnitSan Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly

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