Fistulising CD

Paolo Gionchetti, Elisabeth Schnoy & Tiago Nunes

Welcome to you the interactive case – Fistulising CD

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, surgeons, paediatricians, pathologists and other interdisciplinary medical experts interested in Inflammatory Bowel Disease(s) (IBD). The intended result of this activity is increased competence, knowledge, performance and improved patient outcomes.

Duration: The estimated duration of the course is approximately 60 minutes.

Enrole in this course: Please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click "Enrol me"

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this activity learners will:

  • Have insights into the basic epidemiology, diagnosis and therapeutics of fistulising Crohn's disease (CD)
  • Be able to select the correct imaging technique to investigate peri-anal fistulising disease and internal fistulae
  • Recognise the current medical treatment limitations and understand the surgical options

Quiz Instructions:

Welcome to this Interactive Case on Fistulising CD

  • You will be asked a series of questions throughout this short case
  • Both correct and incorrect answers will have short feedback as to why the answer was right or wrong as well as links to references, and presentations and podcasts which are found in the e-Library
  • You are allowed as many attmpts as it takes to get a correct answer before moving on to the next question
  • If you wish to skip a question and come back later, there is a quiz navigation in the upper right corrner (numbers stand for question numbers, "i" stands for information page, which is usually a "case continued" page)

Duration of the course

    • The estimated duration of the course is approximately one hour
    • Upon successful completion of the training, you will be directed to a final test

Good luck, and enjoy!


Paolo Gionchetti: Fees received from AbbVie, Ferring, Chiesi, MSD and Sofar.

Tiago Nunes: No disclosures to be stated.

Elisabeth Schnoy: No disclosures to be stated.

Janneke van der Woude: Consulting fees paid to her institution from Abbott, Falk, Ferring and MSD as well as payments for lectures including service on speakers bureaus which have also gone to her institution from Abbott, Falk, Ferring, Janssen.

Stephan Vavricka: Grant support from Vifor, Abbott, Tillots, UCB and MSD.

Futher Information:

Organisation: European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation - ECCO