Short bowel syndrome

Thomas Jaksic, Brian A. Jones, Melissa A. Hull, Shimae C. Fitzgibbons

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To appreciate the complexities of short bowel syndrome, the disease should be thought of as a functional disorder rather than a simple anatomical abnormality. For this reason, many experts in the field now prefer the term intestinal failure (IF) as a more appropriate description of this syndrome. The true definition of IF is a reduction of the functional gut mass below the level needed to allow adequate digestion and absorption of enteral fluids, electrolytes, and nutrition to sustain hydration, electrolyte balance, and growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFundamentals of Pediatric Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781441966421
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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