Translated title of the contribution: Neonatal short bowel syndrome

O. Goulet, C. Maurage, Y. Revillon, C. Nihoul-Fekete, D. Jan, S. De Potter, A. M. Gorski, D. Pellerin, C. Ricour

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This retrospective study analyzes the management of 83 infants who had undergone extensive small bowel resection as newborns between 1970 and 1987. Resection was performed for atresia (n = 34), volvulus (n = 21), laparoschisis (n = 10), vascular enteropathy (n = 10) and other disorders in 8 cases. The patients were divided into two groups: Group I (33 children) has less than 40 cm and Group II (50 children) 40-80 cm of residual small bowel respectively. Survival depended on the length of residual small bowel (Group I: 63,6%, Group II: 92%) and on their date of birth (born before 1980: 65%, after 1980: 95%). The time required for acquisition of intestinal autonomy depended on the intestinal length (average time, 29.5 months for Group I and 14 months for Group II) and especially on the presence of the ileocecal valve. The residual ileal and/or colon length also influenced adaptation. Artificial parenteral and/or enteral nutrition ensured normal height/weight increases. Home parenteral nutrition allowed children to be returned to their families during intestinal adaptation.

Translated title of the contributionNeonatal short bowel syndrome
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalArchives Francaises de Pediatrie
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • child
  • home care services
  • infant, newborn
  • malabsorption syndromes
  • short bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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