Since its first description, the role of surgery in Crohn's disease (CD) has always been controversial; in fact, it has been mainly considered as a gastroenterological disease for long time. Nevertheless, despite great advances in medical therapy, up to 70-80% of patients with CD will require surgery in their lifetime and up to 30% of them will undergo repeated surgeries due to recurrences. For these reasons, the idea of surgery as a tool in the therapeutic armamentarium to consider even in the early stage of the disease has progressively spread in the last decades, even corroborated by reports showing how primary surgery is able to definitively treat around half of the patients at long-term follow-up. More surgeons are nowadays more and more involved in developing techniques to reduce recurrences that have always been considered as part of the natural history of the disease so far.

Surgical Techniques and Risk of Postoperative Recurrence in CD: A Game Changer?

Luglio, Gaetano
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2022

Abstract

Since its first description, the role of surgery in Crohn's disease (CD) has always been controversial; in fact, it has been mainly considered as a gastroenterological disease for long time. Nevertheless, despite great advances in medical therapy, up to 70-80% of patients with CD will require surgery in their lifetime and up to 30% of them will undergo repeated surgeries due to recurrences. For these reasons, the idea of surgery as a tool in the therapeutic armamentarium to consider even in the early stage of the disease has progressively spread in the last decades, even corroborated by reports showing how primary surgery is able to definitively treat around half of the patients at long-term follow-up. More surgeons are nowadays more and more involved in developing techniques to reduce recurrences that have always been considered as part of the natural history of the disease so far.
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