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Short bowel syndrome in children: terminology, modern aspects of pathogenesis, new approaches to diagnosis and treatment (Literature review and own clinical experience)

SOVREMENNAYA PEDIATRIYA.2015.3(67):78-84; doi10.15574/SP.2015.67.78


Short bowel syndrome in children: terminology, modern aspects of pathogenesis, new approaches to diagnosis and treatment (Literature review and own clinical experience)


Gorbatyuk O. M., Talko M. O., Ostroverkhova M. M., Samovarov L. S.

P.L. Shupik National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

Department of Quality Control of Medical Service the MoH of Ukraine, Kyiv


Short bowel syndrome (SBS) refers to the condition of nutritional malabsorbtion because of anatomical or /and functional loss of a significant length of the small intestine. The main clinical manifestation of SBS is pronounced malabsorbtion. Patients with SBS need long-term parenteral nutrition support until intestinal adaptation occurs. Therefore, children need long-term regular monitoring to prevent various complications. SBS treatment is aimed at achievement of adequate enteral nutrition of patients.


Key words: short bowel syndrome, children, intestinal adaptation, treatment, nutrition support.



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