Digestive Topics : Short Bowel Syndrome
Short Bowel Syndrome / Intestinal Failure
Short Bowel Syndrome or Intestinal Failure occurs when a significant portion of the small intestine is either not present or does not function normally. This can happen because the small intestine was surgically removed or the baby was born with an abnormal intestine. For more information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of intestinal failure, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: This information from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.