Strictureplasty is controversial in the management of obstructive Crohn's disease. Only a small proportion of patients undergoing surgery for obstructive Crohn's disease are suitable for strictureplasty. Lesions which are most amenable for this procedure are short, fibrous strictures. Over a 10-year period 24 patients have undergone 30 operations at which 86 strictureplasties were performed. The median follow-up has been 40 (range 4-112) months. No leaks or fistulae arose from the stricturepl...Expand abstract
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Ten-year experience of strictureplasty for obstructive Crohn's disease.
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