Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Childhood: Aspects of Surgical Therapy

Authors G. Christopoulos-Geroulanos, M. Soutis.


Following the diagnosis as exactly as permitted, many children
will have to undergo corrective surgery, mainly dependent
on the complications of CD or UC respectively and/
or the intractability to conservative therapy. Surgery may
be corrective mainly in CD cases or colectomy if the disease
is restricted to the large bowel for CD. In cases of UC
colectomy is curative. The indication and results of surgical
intervention is discussed.
Key words: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Children, Surgery