Diagnosis and Classification of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Strictures

Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2022 Oct;32(4):615-629.doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2022.04.001. Epub 2022 Sep 7.


Alexander N Levy 1


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1Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box 233, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Electronic address: alevy@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.


Intestinal strictures are a common complication in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Symptoms due to intestinal strictures range from mild bloating and/or abdominal discomfort to complete bowel obstruction. Careful selection of available medical, endoscopic, or surgical therapies is critical for optimizing patient outcomes and is dependent on the effective characterization of the stricture. This article will focus on the diagnosis and classification of IBD strictures.


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