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J Clin Imaging Sci. 2011;1:37. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.82966. Epub 2011 Jul 14.

Crohn's disease: Multimodality Imaging of Surgical Indications, Operative Procedures, and Complications.

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Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA.

Abstract

Surgical management is considered for specific indications in Crohn's disease and a wide variety of surgeries is performed. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to depict manifestations of Crohn's disease that indicates surgery, various surgical procedures that are performed, and the complications arising from these surgical procedures. Surgical indications including obstruction due to strictures or adhesions, fistulae and abscesses, and surgeries for these conditions, such as, ileocecectomy, stricturoplasty, small bowel resection, fecal diversion, segmental colectomy, and lysis of adhesions and their complications will be discussed and their imaging will also be illustrated.

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CT; Crohn's disease; MRI

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