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Comparison of strictureplasty and endoscopic balloon dilatation for stricturing Crohn's disease--review of the literature.

International Journal of Colorectal Disease 25(10):1149 (2010) PMID 20628881

Stricturing Crohn's disease is accompanied by a high-risk for bowel resection and subsequent short bowel syndrome. Strictureplasty (SP) and endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) have been developed to prevent, or at least delay, the requirement for resection. The goal of this study was to compare the outcome of these two procedures with regard to complications and disease recurrence.

DOI: 10.1007/s00384-010-1010-x