Recent developments in the surgical management of perianal fistula for Crohn’s disease

Cristina B. Geltzeiler, Nicole Wieghard, Vassiliki L. Tsikitis

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    Abstract

    Perianal manifestations of Crohn’s disease (CD) are common and, of them, fistulas are the most common. Perianal fistulas can be extremely debilitating for patients and are often very challenging for clinicians to treat. CD perianal fistulas usually require multidisciplinary and multimodality treatment, including both medical and surgical approaches. The majority of patients require multiple surgical interventions. CD patients with perianal fistulas have a high rate of primary nonhealing, surgical morbidity, and high recurrence rates. This has led to constant efforts to improve surgical management of this disease process.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)320-330
    Number of pages11
    JournalAnnals of Gastroenterology
    Volume27
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

    Keywords

    • Crohn’s disease
    • Fistula
    • Perianal
    • Perirectal
    • Surgery

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Gastroenterology

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