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How does resection treat Crohn's disease?

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Resection is a surgical procedure in which part of the intestine is removed. This surgery may be necessary when the stricture is very long. It may also be necessary when there are many strictures located near each other. The remaining healthy bowel sections are sewn together to create what's called an anastomosis. The removal of the diseased portion of the bowel may provide the patient with relief from symptoms for many years. However, the disease can come back at or near the point where the two sections of bowel are sewn together.

From: Surgery for Crohn’s Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "Surgery for Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "Surgery for Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

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