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Second serial transverse enteroplasty procedure in an infant with extreme short bowel syndrome

Authors
 Jung-Tak Oh  ;  Hong Koh  ;  Eun Young Chang  ;  Hye Kyung Chang  ;  Seok Joo Han 
Citation
 Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol.27(6) : 701-703, 2012 
Journal Title
 Journal of Korean Medical Science 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
The serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) procedure is a novel technique to lengthen and taper the bowel in patients with short bowel syndrome. The advantages of STEP include not only technical ease and simplicity, but also the ability to repeat the procedure. Herein, we report a case of extreme short bowel syndrome that was successfully treated by the second STEP procedure. A 3-day old newborn girl underwent STEP because of jejunal atresia with the small bowel length of 15 cm, but her bowel elongation was not enough to escape from short bowel syndrome. At the age of 6 months, she underwent a second STEP procedure. The bowel lengthening by the second STEP made her tolerable to enteral feeding with body weight gain and rescued her from short bowel syndrome. This case showed that second STEP is very helpful in treatment of extreme short bowel syndrome.
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10.3346/jkms.2012.27.6.701
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pediatrics (소아청소년과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
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Koh, Hong(고홍) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3660-7483
Oh, Jung Tak(오정탁)
Chang, Eun Young(장은영)
Chang, Hye Kyung(장혜경)
Han, Seok Joo(한석주) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5224-1437
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