Medical and surgical management of perianal Crohn’s disease

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Medical and surgical management of perianal Crohn’s disease (EN)

Warusavitarne, Janindra
Sahnan, Kapil
Adegbola, Samuel O.
Tozer, Philip J
Ellul, Pierre
Brincat, Anthea

Crohn’s disease is increasingly thought to encompass multiple possible phenotypes. Perianal manifestations account for one such phenotype and represent an independent disease modifier. In its more severe form, perianal Crohn’s disease confers a higher risk of a severe and disabling disease course, relapses, hospital admissions and operations. This, in turn, imposes a considerable burden and disability on patients. Identification of the precise manifestation is important, as management is nuanced, with both medical and surgical components, and is best undertaken in a multidisciplinary setting for both diagnosis and ongoing treatment. The introduction of biologic medication has heralded a significant addition to the management of fistulizing perianal Crohn’s disease in particular, albeit with modest results. It remains a very challenging condition to treat and further work is required to optimize management in this group of patients. Keywords Crohn’s disease, perianal, surgery, medical therapy Ann Gastroenterol 2018; 31 (2): 129-139 (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 31, No 2 (2018); 129 (EN)

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