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Magnetic resonance evaluation for small bowel strictures in Crohn’s disease: comparison with balloon enteroscopy

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Journal of Gastroenterology
First Online:
15 November 2016
DOI: 10.1007/s00535-016-1284-z

Kento TakenakaKazuo OhtsukaYoshio KitazumeKatsuyoshi MatsuokaToshimitsu FujiiMasakazu NagahoriMaiko KimuraTomoyuki FujiokaAkihiro ArakiMamoru Watanabe

Background: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the recommended technique for detection of small bowel lesions in Crohn’s disease. We aimed to evaluate the impact of stricture findings obtained by MR imaging on patient outcomes using balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) as a reference.

Methods: Two hundred Crohn’s disease patients undergoing both MR enterocolonography and BAE were prospectively followed up for at least 1 year. The presence of strictures detected by MR enterocolonography was compared with endoscopic findings. Moreover, the relationship…

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