In the paediatric field cases of patients subjected to massive intestinal resection (M.I.R.) are more and more frequent; this survival of individuals with a small intestine shorter than 30 centimeters is not to be considered exceptional. Without going as far as such extreme limits of short residual intestine, intestinal resections contributed to create a new pathology represented by those patients who, once they have been subjected to particularly extended intestinal resections, need a particularly responsible nutritional therapy, sometimes with very long hospitalizations. The present study is to appraise the nutritional parameters and the residual absorption capacity of a group of patients in pediatric age subjected to intestinal resection, in order to draw up a record enabling to monitor, as time goes on, the intestinal functionality of those patients and to observe as early as possible the consequences of an alteration of intestinal physiology while creating the premisis for appropriate measures of nutritional supplementing.
|Translated title of the contribution||Intestinal resection in children: personal experience and suggested follow-up. Preliminary results|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health