Table 1

Clinical and biochemical characteristics of the enrolled patients

Variable Number Median (range)
Sex (M/F)10/7
Age (y)38 (23–46)
Disease duration (months)125 (9–191)
Disease location
 Ileum and colon13
 Ileum only4
Disease activity (CDAI)191 (48–300)
C-reactive protein (mg/l)40 (7–200)
ESR (mm, first hour)30.5 (10–92)
Location of external orifice
 Right iliaca fossa7
 Median laparotomy scar9
Nature of the fistulas
Time elapsed since surgery (months)3 (1–15)
  • CDAI, Crohn's disease activity index; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate.