Abstract

Short bowel syndrome is a challenging clinical problem that benefits from a multidisciplinary approach. Much progress has recently been made in all aspects of management. Medical intestinal rehabilitation should be the initial treatment focus, and several new potential pharmacologic agents are being investigated. Surgical rehabilitation using nontransplant procedures in selected patients may further improve intestinal function. Intestinal lengthening procedures are particularly promising. Intestinal transplantation has increasingly been used with improving success in patients with life-threatening complications of intestinal failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-510
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume91
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

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Short Bowel Syndrome
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Keywords

  • Intestinal failure
  • Intestinal transplantation
  • Short bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Current Management of the Short Bowel Syndrome. / Thompson, Jon S; Weseman, Rebecca; Rochling, Fedja A; Mercer, David F.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 91, No. 3, 01.06.2011, p. 493-510.

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