short-gut syndrome

short-bow·el syn·drome

(shōrt-bow'ĕl sin'drōm)
Complex of symptoms that can result whenever the absorptive surface of the small bowel is reduced, as in massive or multiple small bowel resections. Symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, malabsorption, anemia, and vitamin, mineral, and electrolyte abnormalities. Degree of malabsorption and malnutrition depends on the site and extent of the resection.
Synonym(s): short-gut syndrome.

short-bow·el syn·drome

(shōrt bow'ĕl sin'drōm)
Complex of symptoms that can result whenever the absorptive surface of the small bowel is reduced, as in massive or multiple small bowel resections. Symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, malabsorption, anemia, and vitamin, mineral, and electrolyte abnormalities.
Synonym(s): short-gut syndrome.
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The child suffered short-gut syndrome and required intravenous catheter and tube feeding until the age of 5 years.
Leuconostoc Bacteremia in an infant with short-gut syndrome; case report and literature review.
Leuconostoc bacteremia in a child with short-gut syndrome. Saudi Med J 2005; 26(2):311-313.
Conventional bowel resection often has to be repeated in these patients, resulting in short-gut syndrome. "The cure was often worse than the disease," observed Dr.