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Fecal diversion in perirectal fistulizing Crohn's disease is an underutilized and potentially temporary means of successful treatment.
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PMID:  19725296     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of patients treated with fecal diversion for perirectal fistulizing Crohn's disease. Thirty-nine patients were identified and followed for an average of 60 months. Patients were divided into two groups based on surgical treatment: local surgical treatment only and fecal diversion in addition to local surgical therapy. Thirteen patients (33%) underwent fecal diversion due to the severity of their disease. Eleven of these patients (85%) had complete resolution of their fistulas and only two (15%) required proctectomy. In contrast, only five out of 26 patients (19%) who underwent local surgical procedures alone had complete perirectal disease resolution. Intestinal continuity was restored in six patients (46%) and three of these patients (50%) remained disease free. The remaining three patients had disease recurrence, which required additional local procedures in one patient (17%), but with eventual resolution; the other two patients (33%) necessitated rediversion. Our data suggest that fecal diversion is a viable treatment option for severe perirectal fistulizing Crohn's disease and may be associated with a higher rate of resolution than local surgical treatment alone. In addition, we demonstrate a higher rate of successful intestinal continuity restoration than is typically reported.
Kellee L Rehg; Jaime E Sanchez; Beth R Krieger; Jorge E Marcet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
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