CAUSES OF SBS-IF

Normally, short bowel syndrome with intestinal failure (SBS-IF) is the result of an underlying condition requiring extensive removal of the small intestine. However, in rarer cases SBS-IF may be present from birth as a result of congenital malformation or other events.1–3

MOST FREQUENT UNDERLYING CONDITIONS OF SBS-IF2,4

EXTENSIVE SURGICAL RESECTION FOR:

  • Mesenteric infarction
    (arterial or venous thrombosis)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Radiation enteritis
  • Surgical complications
  • Intestinal volvulus
  • Familial polyposis
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Intestinal angiomatosis
  • Necrotising enterocolitis
  • Complicated intussusception

CONGENITAL:

  • Gastroschisis
  • Intestinal atresia
  • Intestinal malformation
  • Omphalocele

Date of preparation: May 2020 C-ANPROM/INT//7387