Vanishing bowel

A therapeutic challenge

Jessica E. Sandy, Linda F. Lazar, Richard Helms

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Abstract

"Vanishing bowel" has been rarely reported in the literature. This case and discussion are intended to describe the surgical, medical, and nutrition management of this unusual congenital abnormality. Of 3 reported cases surviving vanishing bowel, one had substantial residual small bowel, another had residual small bowel and bowel-lengthening procedure, and one received an intestinal liver transplant. The patient presented in this case had residual small bowel and lengthening procedure. The patient described is well as of October 2005 (age 3.5 years), still receiving nocturnal parenteral nutrition (PN), but is eating solid foods without significant malabsorption or abdominal distention. He has experienced modest weight gain over the past 2 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-407
Number of pages7
JournalNutrition in Clinical Practice
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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congenital abnormalities
liver transplant
therapeutics
malabsorption
Parenteral Nutrition
parenteral feeding
Weight Gain
Eating
weight gain
ingestion
nutrition
Transplants
Food
Liver
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Vanishing bowel : A therapeutic challenge. / Sandy, Jessica E.; Lazar, Linda F.; Helms, Richard.

In: Nutrition in Clinical Practice, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.12.2006, p. 401-407.

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Sandy, Jessica E. ; Lazar, Linda F. ; Helms, Richard. / Vanishing bowel : A therapeutic challenge. In: Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2006 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 401-407.
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