This article discusses the important role endoscopy plays in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease and how the procedure adds crucial information to the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic findings, and laboratory values. Differentiation between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis has important ramifications for medical therapy, surgical options, and prognosis. This distinction can be accurately made in at least 85% of patients.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jul 2002|