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September 1976

Salvage After Anastomotic Leak in Crohn Disease: Utilization of a New, Simple Diverting Ileostomy

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery (Drs Handelsman and Fishbein) and medicine (Drs Bayless and Burbige), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(9):1040-1041. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360270112025

• It may be possible to manage an anastomotic leak following resection for Crohn disease by drainage, suture, and proximal loop ileostomy. This report describes success with a simple diverting ileostomy.

(Arch Surg 111:1040-1041, 1976)