How can intestinal constrictions be treated?

Constrictions (strictures or strictures) in the digestive tract are complications that can occur in the course of Crohn's disease. If the constriction leads to complaints, it is usually first tried to treat these medicines.

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If the symptoms do not improve, it is possible to dilate the narrowing in the context of a colonoscopy. The prerequisite for this, however, is that the constricted area is not too large and can be reached with the endoscope. If this is not the case, the narrowing can also be eliminated surgically.

Author: Dr. med. Anne-Kristin Schulze