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Inflammatory bowel disease - series—Procedure

Procedure

Overview

The inflamed segment of the colon or small intestine is removed and the healthy ends are sewn back together.

Review Date 7/9/2017

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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