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Authors Geltzeiler CB, Wieghard N, Tsikitis VL
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Journal Ann Gastroenterol Volume: 27 Issue: 4 Pages: 320-330
Publish Date 2014
PubMed ID 25331917
PMC ID 4188928
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 non-healing, surgical morbidity, and high recurrence rates. This has led to constant efforts to improve surgical management of this disease process.

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