Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Short Bowel Syndrome

Matthew A. Fuglestad, Jon S. Thompson

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Short bowel syndrome / intestinal failure (SBS/IF) is a rare and debilitating disease process that mandates a multidisciplinary approach in its management. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in particular Crohn's disease (CD), predisposes patients to development of SBS/IF. This review discusses SBS/IF from the perspective of IBD, with an emphasis on prevention and treatment in the setting of CD. The aims of this review are to emphasize the unique treatment goals of the newly diagnosed SBS/IF patient, and highlight the role of both medical and surgical therapies in the management of IBD-related SBS/IF, including intestinal transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209-1221
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2019


  • Crohn's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal failure
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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