Simultaneous laparoscopic pyloroplasty and ileocecal resection in Crohn's disease.

E. Schlöricke*, M. Hoffmann, M. Zimmermann, K. F. Meyer, T. Laubert, M. Kleemann, H. P. Bruch, P. Hildebrand

*Corresponding author for this work
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The initial manifestation of Crohn's disease is often located within the terminal ileum. Other portions of the G.I. tract may be affected, however, as the disease involves the entire organ system. The disease often progresses chronically in flares and remissions and involves all layers of the intestinal wall, leading to strictures, stenosis and fistulas. These complications should only be treated surgically when clinically relevant in order to prevent acute exacerbations. Laparoscopic surgery offers one the possibility to minimize surgical trauma with its very small incisions and proper dissection through the correct anatomical layers with 10-fold optic magnification. Multifocal procedures can be carried out in the same operation. We present the case of a 26-year-old female with terminal ileum stenosis and gastric outlet obstruction, who underwent simultaneous laparoscopic pyloroplasty and ileocecal resection. Providing the surgeon possesses the necessary expertise, complex laparoscopic simultaneous procedures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa chirurgica Iugoslavica
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.12.2012


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