[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
July 1984

StrictureplastyAn Alternative in the Surgical Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Pace and Wise) and Internal Medicine (Dr Bank), State University of New York, Stony Brook, and the Department of Surgery (Drs Pace and Wise) and Division of Gastroenterology (Dr Bank), Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY, and Queens Hospital Center Affiliation, Jamaica, NY.

Arch Surg. 1984;119(7):861-862. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390190097022

• A patient with severe, multilevel, partial obstruction of the jejunum and ileum secondary to Crohn's disease successfully underwent strictureplasty of the stenotic areas as described. Intestinal length was fully preserved. Complete healing and patency without fistulization was observed on reexploration seven months later for stenosis of previously unaffected areas (some of which were again successfully treated with strictureplasty). When resection threatens the patient with extensive loss of small-intestine length, strictureplasty appears to be a viable alternative.

(Arch Surg 1984;119:861-862)