Pediatric Crohn Disease Surgery Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Patricia A Valusek, MD; Chief Editor: Harsh Grewal, MD, FACS, FAAP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the pathophysiology of Crohn disease (CD)?

What causes Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the prevalence of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the prognosis of Crohn disease (CD)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Crohn disease (CD)?

How is Crohn disease (CD) differentiated from ulcerative colitis (UC)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Crohn Disease Surgery?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Crohn disease (CD)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis of Crohn disease (CD)?

Treatment

How is Crohn disease (CD) treated?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of salicylates in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of immunosuppressants in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of nutritional therapy in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Crohn disease (CD)?

What is included in the surgical evaluation in patients with Crohn disease (CD)?

What is included in the surgical preparation in patients with Crohn disease (CD)?

How is laparoscopic resection performed in patients with Crohn disease (CD)?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for Crohn disease (CD)?

What are the possible complications of Crohn disease (CD) surgery?

Guidelines

What are the guidelines on use of CTE and MRE in patients with small-bowel Crohn disease (CD)?