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Perianal Crohn

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The topic of this talk is perianal Crohn's disease, which is one of the most complex pathologies in inflammatory bowel disease. Management is very complex and is incapacitating for patients. 

Dr. Garcia-Duperly says that patients with this disease have a more than a 40% chance of having an anal fistula or some sort of fistula during their lifetime. Between 30% and 40% of these patients will undergo operations on the perineum because of these fistulas.

Moreover, there is a very high rate of recurrence in fistula extracts in patients with perianal Crohn's disease.  The surgeon can proceed with the clinical or intestinal manifestations in 30% of patients. 

Nevertheless, the most frequent association of perianal Crohn's disease is rectal disease, which makes treatment more difficult because a completely healed perineum and rectal mucosa are needed.

He also describes the main symptoms that can appear in a patient, andreviews the main advances in recent years. The main complication is incontinence,

Through the “Coffee with” format. the audience can interact with Dr. Garcia-Duperly and ask him any questions about his specialty.

Dr. Rafael Garcia-Duperly is a Colorectal surgeon at the Hospital Universitario Fundación Santafe de Bogota and is Ad – honorem lecturer at the Bosque University. He was past-chief of the colorectal Unit at Fundacion Santafe from 2004 until 2015.

Is past-president of the Colombian colorectal association 2003-2005. He pioneered laparoscopic colorectal surgery since 1993 and has given multiple lectures in Colombia and in Latin-America and Brazil as well as preceptor in laparoscopic surgery in central and south America. His primary areas of interest are laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery and inflammatory bowel disease.