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What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Are you sure?: Partial resection of the colon on Crohn's disease can be tricky and also can lead to complications such as obstruction of the colon that is left over. Many are left with permanent ostomy bags. I wouldnmake absolutely certain that you have maxed out medical therapy and would even get a second opinion before embarking on this surgery
Answered on Mar 22, 2020

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