• Users Online: 692
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135-137

A rare primary presentation of crohn's disease: Enterocutaneous fistula with abdominal abscess

1 Department of Urology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2 Department of General Surgery, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Kuwait Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
3 Department of Surgery, Tawam Hospital in Affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dubai, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Yazan Ghazi Al Shaikh
Department of Urology, Dubai Hospital, 222 Al Khaleej Road – Deira, Dubai
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_99_20

Rights and Permissions

Crohn's disease (CD) is defined as a chronic gastrointestinal tract inflammatory disease which most commonly affects the distal ileum. It might present with a wide range of unspecific symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain and anorectal pathologies. In this article, we report the case of a 57-year-old man who presented solely with an abdominal abscess associated with low-grade fever. Radiological studies revealed an enterocutaneous fistula and severely inflamed small bowel loops, which were all managed surgically. The patient was stable post-operatively, and final laboratory results confirmed the diagnosis of CD and he was treated accordingly.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded25    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal