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Dis Colon Rectum. 1997 Feb;40(2):184-6.

Triamcinolone improves outcome in Crohn's disease strictures.

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  • 1Gastroenterology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study was undertaken to examine the effect of local injection of potent steroids on recurrence of Crohn's disease strictures.

METHODS:

Ten patients with colonic strictures attributable to Crohn's disease were treated by dilation and injection of triamcinolone. Five of them had postoperative strictures.

RESULTS:

Patients were followed for 1.5 to 3 years. Two patients required additional dilation and injection of steroids after one year. Eight patients remained well.

CONCLUSION:

Local injection of steroids improves outcome in strictures caused by Crohn's disease.

PMID:
9075754
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