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Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a consequence of massive intestinal resection and can be of a hostile type. The main clinical manifestation of SBS is pronounced malabsorption. SBS is mainly developed due to surgical conditions of newborns demanding intestinal resection with the most frequent reason being necrotizing enterocolitis. This disease is predominantly met in premature children with low and extremely low body mass. Intestinal adaptation aimed at increase of intestinal absorption is developed in patients in response to SBS. In spite of that, the patients had to obtain parenteral feeding. SBS treatment is aimed at achievement of complete adequate enteral nutrition of patients. However, survival of patients with SBS is low, it varies greatly and depends on many factors. Currently, new methods of SPS therapy are developed and many studies show promising results. SBS remains a complex disorder requiring individual complex treatment of every patient.

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Rasul Khasanov

Heidelberg University; Bashkir State Medical University

Author for correspondence.
Russian Federation

Cornelia Hagl

Heidelberg University

Russian Federation

Lucas M. Wessel

Heidelberg University

Russian Federation


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