Was part of her small intestines removed? Was drainage
after the second surgery still necessary, and why?
can cause several different complications. In Crohn's disease, inflammation involves the entire wall of the bowel. As a result, sometimes the outside of the bowel wall can adhere to adjacent structures and form a communication, called a fistula. A fistula can develop between loops of adjacent bowel, between bowel and bladder or even bowel and skin.