Abstract

Endoscopy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Klinger AL1, Kann BR2. Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;99(6):1063-1082. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2019.08.005. Epub 2019 Sep 26.

 
     

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Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA.

Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA. Electronic address: brian.kann@ochsner.org.

Abstract

The roles of flexible endoscopy in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease include diagnosis, surveillance, and determining response to treatment and monitoring for the development of recurrence, dysplasia, or malignancy. Advanced techniques, such as chromoendoscopy and narrow band imaging, can be useful adjuncts when performing endoscopy in patients with inflammatorybowel disease. There are several roles for therapeutic endoscopy in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease, including endoscopic balloon dilation and endoscopic stricturotomy.

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