Imaging techniques and combined medical and surgical treatment of perianal Crohn’s disease

F. Botti, A. Losco, C. Viganò, B. Oreggia, M. Prati, E. Contessini Avesani

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Abstract

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease which may involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract, most frequently the terminal ileum, the large intestine, and the perianal region. The symptoms of perianal Crohn’s disease include skin disorders, hemorrhoids, anal ulcers, anorectal stenosis, perianal abscesses and fistulas, rectovaginal fistulas and carcinoma of the perianal region. The perianal manifestations of Crohn’s disease cause great discomfort to the patient and are among the most difficult aspects to treat. Management of perianal disease requires a combination of different imaging modalities and a close cooperation between gastroenterologists and dedicated surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diagnostic imaging in Crohn’s disease
  • Perianal Crohn’s disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Internal Medicine

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