Short Gut After Resection Of Large Amount Of Small Bowel

Etiology

  • Loss of absorptive surface area results in malabsorption
  • Malnutrition and chronic diarrhea
  • Can cause bacterial overgrowth

Risk Factors

  • Extensive small bowel resection

Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Malnutrition
  • Wt loss
  • Bloating
  • Gas