TY - CHAP A1 - Antonino Spinelli A2 - Piero Bazzi A3 - Matteo Sacchi A4 - Marco Montorsi ED1 - Sami Karoui Y1 - 2012-01-13 PY - 2012 T1 - Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment in Crohn’s Disease N2 - In this book, several important points regarding Crohn's disease are discussed. In the first section, we focus on etiopathogeny of Crohn's disease and the recent advances in our overall understanding of the disease - specifically, the role of the gut epithelium, alterations of the epithelial crypts, and the roles of the different cytokines in the pathophysiology of Crohn's disease. In the second section, a diagnosis of Crohn's disease is discussed. Another particular area of focus is in the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis, and the role of mycobacterium avium in Crohn's disease. In the third and final section, the management of Crohn's disease is discussed, with a focus on recent evidence-based medicine recommendations. BT - Crohn's Disease SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27580 DO - 10.5772/27580 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-24 ER -