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Invited Commentary
May 2016

Long-term Results of Side-to-Side Isoperistaltic Strictureplasty for Crohn Disease

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(5):461. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4661

The article by Fazi and colleagues1 reports on the results of a retrospective study carried out at a single institution between 1996 and 2010 aimed at assessing the long-term outcomes of patients undergoing a side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty (SSIS) for Crohn disease strictures of the small bowel or neoterminal ileum. The study included 91 patients; follow-up at 5.5 years was 91%.

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