Blood transfusion and recurrent Crohn's disease
Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2005
Copyright © 1991 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd.
British Journal of Surgery
Volume 78, Issue 4, pages 455–458, April 1991
How to Cite
Scott, A. D. N., Ritchie, J. K. and Phillips, R. K. S. (1991), Blood transfusion and recurrent Crohn's disease. Br J Surg, 78: 455–458. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800780422
- Issue online: 8 DEC 2005
- Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 OCT 1990
The effect of blood transfusion on the postoperative recurrence of Crohn's disease has been investigated. Clinical and pathological data from 197 patients treated by right hemicolectomy between 1947 and 1988 have been analysed. Symptomatic recurrences confirmed radiologically or histologically have been recorded and cumulative recurrence rates calculated for transfused and non-transfused patients. Perioperative blood transfusion does not influence the development of recurrent disease (log rank test, χ2 = 0·112).