Crohn’s & Colitis Glossary
A partial or complete obstruction or closing off of the small or large intestine that keeps food, liquid, gas, and stool from moving through the intestines in a normal way.
A surgical procedure to remove a portion of your small or large intestine, that has been damaged by Crohn’s disease.
C-reactive protein (CRP)
A blood test that measures inflammation in the body but doesn’t tell us whether the inflammation is linked to IBD or might be caused by something else, like a bacterial infection.
A medical condition that lasts longer than a year, requires ongoing medical attention, and may limit your day-to-day activities.
Absence of symptoms. The patient feels well.
The surgical removal of the colon.
The large bowel or large intestine.
A test that allows doctors to examine the colon (large intestine) by inserting a long, flexible tube with a camera through the opening of your anus.
A type of ostomy in which the stoma is formed by bringing part of the large intestine through the abdominal wall and then your stool (poop) will then empty into a pouch secured to the skin around the stoma.
Computed Tomography Enterography (CTE)
This is a type of CT scan where the patient swallows a special contrast to give a better view of the intestines.