CHARLES H. BROWN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN E. DAFFNER, M.D.
The nature and etiology of regional enteritis are obscure. Because some patients have repeated recurrences, with multiple "skip" lesions and extensive involvement of the small intestine, physicians generally are pessimistic concerning long-term results of treatment of the disease.
There are uncertainties about the effectiveness of medical treatment, little having been published on this form of treatment, and there is disagreement about the preferred surgical treatment of the disease. Some surgeons recommend a side-tracking operation with exclusion (ileotransverse colostomy with transection of the ileum), and others recommend resection of the diseased intestine; however, over-all results of the two procedures have been
BROWN CH, DAFFNER JE. REGIONAL ENTERITIS. II. RESULTS OF MEDICAL AND SURGICAL TREATMENT IN 100 PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:595–606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-595
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):595-606.
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