Journal article

Current Status of Segmental Colectomy in Select Crohn's Disease Patients

Alexander Heriot, Philip Smart

Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery | THIEME MEDICAL PUBL INC | Published : 2019


Crohn's disease is a complex disease with a varying clinical and anatomical spectrum. One-third of patients with Crohn's will have disease confined to the colon. In this article, the authors review the surgical treatment options for colonic Crohn's disease including the current status of performing segmental colectomy in colonic Crohn's, the pros and cons of segmental versus subtotal colectomy, and the influence of biologics on recurrence rates following segmental colectomy.