Perianal Crohn's disease 

Topic: IBD, Surgery

European CME Credit: 1

Authors: Peter Irving, Amy Lightner
Acknowledgement: Sean Deah
Release date: March 2023
This course was developed by UEG and is accredited with EACCME
All related CME accreditation is freely available upon course completion

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About this online course

Perianal Crohn’s disease is a perianal complication of Crohn’s disease. It consists of inflammation near the anus in the form of skin tags, fistulas, abscesses and fissures. Affecting almost one in four Crohn’s patients, perianal Crohn’s disease needs to be assessed and treated in a multidisciplinary fashion.

This online course covers the definition and epidemiology of perianal Crohn’s disease. The diagnosis and assessment are divided into symptoms, clinical assessment and examination under anaesthesia. Various perianal Crohn’s disease treatment options are introduced, from initial medical to surgical management.

The course included comprehensive PPT slides and bespoke video presentations by Peter Irving and Amy Lightner, filmed in London and the United States in 2022. The combined material has a total duration of approximately 50 minutes. The estimated time needed to complete the course, including the final assessment, is 60 minutes.

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training but is also appropriate for physicians and surgeons in other disciplines, as well as IBD clinical nurse specialists.