Gastrointestinal bleeding as a complication of serial transverse enteroplasty.

PURPOSE Serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) lengthens and tapers bowel in patients with intestinal failure. Evaluation and treatment of serious late gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in three STEP patients are described. METHODS Patients participating in an interdisciplinary intestinal rehabilitation program were reviewed to identify those who underwent… CONTINUE READING