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Recognising and treating complicated fissuring perianal Crohn’s Disease: a South-East Scotland cohort study

  Fissuring perianal Crohn's Disease (CD) is not recognised as a perianal phenotype in Montreal/Paris inflammatory bowel disease classifications however can occasionally present as complicated disease with severe perianal pain driving increasingly intensive medical therapy despite well controlled luminal disease. We identified a regional cohort of prospectively acquired incident cases of paediatric CD diagnosed <16 years of age in South-East Scotland over a 19-year period (1999 – 2018), and conducted a retrospective review of complicated fissuring perianal CD causing severe pain related to anal sphincter complex spasm at defecation. 247 new cases of paediatric CD were diagnosed with complicated fissuring perianal disease identified in 4 described cases (cumulative incidence 1.6%). These patients with marked fissuring and refractory anal sphincter complex spasm required neurostimulation-guided, four quadrant, anal intrasphincteric botulinum toxin. All experienced immediate success, measured by cessation of spasms, with variable ongoing symptom relief after median (range) 3 (2-5) BT injections.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    12 August 2021

  • Publication Status:

    In Press

  • DOI:

    10.1097/MPG.0000000000003285

  • ISSN:

    0277-2116

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)

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Burgess, C. J., Clark, C., Khedim, C., Armstrong, K., Wilson, D. . C., & Henderson, P. (in press). Recognising and treating complicated fissuring perianal Crohn’s Disease: a South-East Scotland cohort study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000003285

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