Surgical approach to the short-bowel syndrome: Procedures to slow intestinal transit

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Procedures designed to slow intestinal transit should be applied cautiously in patients with near adequate remnant length and demonstrated rapid transit. They should be considered after maximum adaptation has occurred. A reversed intestinal segment appears to be efficacious in the short term. Colon interposition and intestinal valves might also have merit in selected patients but clinical experience is limited. Unfortunately, these procedures are applicable to only a small proportion of patients with SBS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1999



  • Intestinal transit
  • Short-bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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