Anal fissure crohns

Duration: 9min 31sec Views: 1176 Submitted: 29.09.2019
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I'm very pleased to have Dr. Luca Stocchi here with us. Luca is the head of research in the Department of Colorectal Surgery and is also a full professor of surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. And today we're going to talk a little bit about perianal Crohn's disease.

Anal fissures in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Anal fissure in Crohn's disease & UC | IBDrelief

Crohn's disease is commonly complicated by perianal manifestations. The surgeon plays a pivotal role in caring for these patients; a detailed history along with a thorough clinical exam provides the treating physician with invaluable information upon which to base further investigations and management decisions. Other than abscess drainage, medical management to control proximal disease often precedes any surgical attempt to cure the disease. Surgical interventions are indicated in selective patients, but are often complicated by poor wound healing and recurrences. A sizable percentage of these patients may need a proctectomy. It is now well established that Crohn's disease is commonly complicated by a variety of perianal lesions.

Tips to Treat and Prevent Anal Fissures with Crohn’s

An anal fissure fissure-in-ano is a small, oval shaped tear in skin that lines the opening of the anus. Fissures typically cause severe pain and bleeding with bowel movements. Fissures are quite common in the general population, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids. Anal fissures can occur at any age and have equal gender distribution.
Crohn's disease may cause sores, or ulcers, that tunnel through the intestine and into the surrounding tissue, often around the anus and rectum. These abnormal tunnels, called fistulas , are a common complication of Crohn's disease. They may get infected.