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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Crohn's Disease Small Bowel Strictureplasties: Early And Late Results [plastias De Estenoses De Intestino Delgado Na Doença De Crohn: Resultados Imediatos E Tardios]|
|Abstract:||Background - Strictureplasty is an alternative surgical procedure for Crohn's disease, particulary in patients with previous resections or many intestinal stenosis. Aim - To analyze surgical complications and clinical follow-up in patients submitted to strictureplasty secondary to Crohn's disease. Methods - Twenty-eight patients (57.1% male, mean age 33.3 years, range 16-54 years) with Crohn's disease and intestinal stenosis (small bowel, ileocecal region and ileocolic anastomosis) were submitted to strictureplasty, at one institution, between September 1991 and May 2004. Thirteen patients had previous intestinal resections. The mean follow-up was 58.1 months. A total of 116 strictureplasties were done (94 Heineke-Mikulicz - 81%, 15 Finney - 13%, seven side-to-side ileocolic strictureplasty - 6%). Three patients were submitted to strictureplasty at two different surgical procedures and two in three procedures. Results - Regarding to strictureplasty, postoperative complication rate was 25% and mortality was 3.6%. Early local complication rate was 57.1%, with three suture leaks (10.7%) and late complication was present in two patients, both with incisional hernial and enterocutaneous fistulas (28.6%). Patients remained hospitalized during a medium time of 12.4 days. Clinical and surgical recurrence rates were 63% and 41%, respectively. Among the patients submitted to another surgery, two patients had two more operations and one had three. Recurrence rate at strictureplasty site was observed in 3.5%, being Finney technique the commonest one. Presently, 19 patients had been asymptomatic with the majority of them under medical therapy. Conclusion - Strictureplasties have low complication rates, in spite of having been done at compromised site, with long term pain relief. Considering the clinical course of Crohn's disease, with many patients being submitted to intestinal resections, strictureplasties should be considered as an effective surgical treatment to spare long intestinal resections.|
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