Journal article

Predictive Value and Clinical Significance of Myenteric Plexitis in Crohn's Disease

Siew C Ng, Guelen Arslan Lied, Michael A Kamm, Farah Sandhu, Thomas Guenther, Naila Arebi

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recurrence of Crohn's disease (CD) after ileal or colonic resection is common. Myenteric plexitis in the proximal resection margin of an ileocolonic CD resection specimen may indicate ongoing pathology that relates to disease recurrence. We assessed risk factors for myenteric plexitis, the effect of plexitis on clinical recurrence, and whether preoperative medical therapies affect the intensity of plexitis. METHODS: Ileocolonic resection specimens from 99 patients with CD were histologically scored for the presence and severity of plexitis. Myenteric plexitis was correlated with immunosuppressive therapy before index surgery. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to..

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