Published online Sep 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i33.11486
Revised: May 8, 2014
Accepted: May 26, 2014
Published online: September 7, 2014
Core tip: This review of the literature on small bowel carcinoma associated with Crohn’s disease specifically addresses the incidence, risk factors, and protective factors which have been identified. It also reviews the clinical presentation, the current modalities of diagnosis, the pathology, treatment, and surveillance. Finally, the prognosis and future direction are addressed. Our experience with small bowel adenocarcinoma in Crohn’s disease is reported. Readers will be provided with a better understanding of this rare and often poorly recognized complication of Crohn’s disease.