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I have had strictures in my small intestines for more than 12 years and have not have surgery as yet, because my symptoms are manageable.
I read a lot of research paper today and found that the resection rate tends to be high during the earlier years since diagnosis. A Danish 2008 study shows that cumulative incidence of intestinal resections was something like 35%, 45% and 60% at year 1,5,10 respectively since diagnosis. The resection rate curve is very steep in the earlier years of diagnosis. Thanks