The role of surgery in pediatric IBD today
Michela Cing Yu Wong e Girolamo Mattioli
Dipartimento di Chirurgia IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Via Gerolamo Gaslini, 5, Genova
The incidence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease is increasing, and the risk of surgery is remarkable. Pediatric Severe Ulcerative Colitis could require surgical treatment, three- or two-stages are recommended and laparoscopy, when feasible, should be the preferred approach. Surgery is a valid alternative in case of localized Crohn Disease in children with prolonged postoperative remission.