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What is strictureplasty?

Short areas of disease and narrowing caused by scar tissue are often treated with a bowel sparing procedure called strictureplasty. A strictureplasty does not remove the diseased segment of the bowel, but opens the narrowing in a way that restores flow of intestinal contents and allows nutrients to be absorbed. Sometimes, it is necessary to undergo multiple strictureplasties in a single operation if several areas of the small intestine are diseased.

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