Concise Review on Short Bowel Syndrome: Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Management
Adults have approximately 20 feet of small intestine, which is the primary site for absorbing essential nutrients and water. Resection of the intestine for any medical reason may result in short bowel syndrome (SBS), leading to loss of major absorptive surface area and resulting in various malabsorption and motility disorders. The mainstay of treatment is personalized close dietary management. Here we present SBS with its pathophysiology and different nutritional management options available. The central perspective of this paper is to provide a concise review of SBS and the treatment options available, along with how proper nutrition can solve major dietary issues in SBS and help patients recover faster.
Lakkasani, S., Seth, D., Khokhar, I., Touza, M., & Dacosta, T. J. (2022). Concise Review on Short Bowel Syndrome: Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Management. https://doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v10.i31.11273