Congenital short bowel syndrome with malrotation

Shih Ming Chu, Chih Cheng Luo, Yi Hong Chou, Ju Bei Yen

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Congenital short bowel syndrome (SBS) associated with malrotation and malabsorption is a very rare condition. We report on an infant girl with congenital SBS associated with malrotation and malabsorption. No polyhydraminos was noted during the regular prenatal examination. Protracted postnatal postprandial vomiting with progressive failure to thrive was noted. A laparotomy showed the small bowel was only about 20 cm in length. She eventually survived with short-term parenteral nutrition and use of oral L-glutamine supplementation. To our knowledge, this might be the shortest length of bowel loop ever reported. Currently, she is 15 months of age with a body weight of about 7 kg and good development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-550
Number of pages3
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Glutamine
  • Malrotation
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Short bowel syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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