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A Rare Presentation of Crohn's Disease

By Sriram Bhat M, Ashfaque M, Balu K, Madhusudhanan J and Sendhil RK

Abstract

Free peritoneal perforation is a rare complication of Crohn's disease with a report of only 100 cases in the literature. It needs an emergency exploration and an unaware general surgeon is confounded in intraoperative decision-making. We present our experience when this rarity struck us in a district hospital and briefly review the guidelines of optimal management of this complication of Crohn's disease

Topics: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Publisher: Dr. B.S. Kakkilaya
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:5942

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