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Is surgery for Crohn's disease necessary?

Surgery for Crohn's disease is usually reserved for severe cases where complications such as fistulas, strictures (narrowing of the gut) or large abscesses have formed. It is used when other therapies have failed.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Ulcerative colitis

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