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.