Autologous intestinal reconstruction surgery

Brian A. Jones, Melissa A. Hull, Margaret M. McGuire, Heung Bae Kim

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Multidisciplinary management of intestinal failure has progressed over the last 30 years, facilitating the transition to enteral autonomy in many pediatric patients. However, there remains a select group of patients who reach a plateau in advancement of their enteral nutrition. Numerous surgical options have been pursued to attempt to slow intestinal transit, taper dilated bowel, and promote intestinal adaptation. The purpose of this chapter is to review the current literature on autologous intestinal reconstruction surgery, including a brief historical perspective, descriptions of procedures, and reported surgical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010


  • Autologous intestinal reconstruction surgery (AIRS)
  • Iowa procedure
  • Longitudinal intestinal lengthening and tailoring (LILT)
  • Serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP)
  • Short bowel syndrome (SBS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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