Post-serial transverse enteroplasty bowel redilatation treated by longitudinal intestinal lengthening and tailoring procedure

Fabio Fusaro, Dominique Hermans, Catherine Wanty, Francis Veyckemans, Jacques Pirenne, Raymond Reding

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Abstract

The serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) is a safe and successful procedure to lengthen the small bowel. Several patients develop postoperative bowel redilatation with loss of bowel adaptation. We describe a 2-month-old male infant with short bowel syndrome who developed dilatation of the lengthened segment after STEP, which was successfully treated by a longitudinal intestinal lengthening and tailoring procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first described case of longitudinal intestinal lengthening and tailoring procedure after STEP.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume47
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Bowel lengthening procedures
  • Intestinal failure
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Short bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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