chapter  15
Clinical Picture of Crohn's Disease: Lower Intestinal Tract
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The surgeon and the gastroenterologist work together in the patient's best interest. In many situations, operative therapy provides the patient with the optimum opportunity for correction of a problem. But, when operative and medical modalities are likely to be equally beneficial and associated with equivalent potential complications, the latter is preferred. Nevertheless, it is often the proper judgment of the surgeon and the gastroenterologist to act surgically. Several such situations are discussed in this chapter.