Transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic ileocecal resection for Crohn's disease in a child.

Mikihiro Inoue, Keiichi Uchida, Kohei Otake, Masato Okigami, Yoshiki Okita, Junichiro Hiro, Toshimitsu Araki, Masato Kusunoki

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We report the pediatric case of ileal Crohn's disease in which the patient underwent transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic ileocecal resection. A 14-year-old boy with severe growth disturbance presented with intestinal obstruction. Transanal double-balloon enteroscopy and contrast study during endoscopy revealed a cobble stone appearance and a severe stricture 15 cm in length located slightly proximal to the ileocecal valve. There was no evidence of fistula or abscess formation. Ileocecal resection was performed via an umbilical incision with conventional laparoscopic instruments, and the postoperative course was uneventful. Single-incision laparoscopic ileocecal resection is a good procedure for uncomplicated Crohn's disease patients in childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 02-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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