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2022 Jul 26

Inflamm Bowel Dis

Endoscopic Stenting in Crohn’s Disease-related Strictures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Outcomes.


Chandan S, Dhindsa BS, Khan SR, Deliwala S, Kassab LL, Mohan BP, Chandan OC, Loras C, Shen B, Kochhar GS
Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2022 Jul 26.
PMID: 35880681.


Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic progressive condition that is complicated by intestinal or colonic stricture in nearly 30% of cases within 10 years of the initial diagnosis. Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) is associated with a risk of perforations and recurrence rates of up to 60% at 5 years. Endoscopic stenting has been used as an alternative to EBD, but data on its safety and efficacy are limited. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the outcomes of endoscopic stenting in CD-related strictures.