Sequential intestinal lengthening procedures for refractory short bowel syndrome.

  title={Sequential intestinal lengthening procedures for refractory short bowel syndrome.},
  author={Keith E. Georgeson and David Halpin and Rolando Figueroa and Y Vincente and William Michael Hardin},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={316-20; discussion 320-1}
Better understanding of the long-term delivery of parenteral nutrition (PN) in neonates and children has increased the survival for patients who have neonatal short bowel syndrome. Most infants with short bowel syndrome experience progressive enteral adaptation and are weaned from PN. This report describes the authors' clinical experience with nine infants and children who had refractory short bowel syndrome; single or sequential procedures were performed to lengthen the small bowel. Gut… CONTINUE READING


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