“Spiral intestinal lenghtening and tailoring (SILT)” for a child with severely short bowel

@article{Alberti2014SpiralIL,
  title={“Spiral intestinal lenghtening and tailoring (SILT)” for a child with severely short bowel},
  author={Daniele Alberti and Giovanni Boroni and Giulia Giannotti and Filippo Parolini and Andrea Armellini and Antonino Morabito and Adrian Bianchi},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={1169-1172}
}
We report a child with post-surgical short bowel state who underwent bowel expansion followed by spiral intestinal lengthening and tailoring (SILT) at 10 months of age. Growth at 1-year follow-up is along the 15–25th centile on 82 % oral calories as normal diet and 18 % as parenteral nutrition, and he is passing 2–3 semisolid motions daily. SILT is a versatile technique for reconstructing dilated bowel towards improved propulsion and absorption, and has a role in the management of the short… CONTINUE READING
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