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Is gastrointestinal fistula a complication of Crohn's disease?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Crohns results in full thickness[transmural] inflammation with can cause abscess or fistula.

In brief: Yes

Crohns results in full thickness[transmural] inflammation with can cause abscess or fistula.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

A fistula is a connection between two distinct organs or structures.
Some people with crohn's disease are prone to fistula formation, whereby the affected portion of the intestine can bore a hole ito an adjacent organ (intestine, bladder, vagina) or the skin. These fistulae almost always require definitive surgery.

In brief: Yes.

A fistula is a connection between two distinct organs or structures.
Some people with crohn's disease are prone to fistula formation, whereby the affected portion of the intestine can bore a hole ito an adjacent organ (intestine, bladder, vagina) or the skin. These fistulae almost always require definitive surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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