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February 1973

Intestinal Muscular Layer Ablation in Short-Bowel Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Mexico, DF
From the Servicio de Gastroenterología, Hospital General, Centro Médico Nacional, Mexico, DF.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(2):188-190. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350140046014

An experimental surgical procedure was initiated to retard intestinal transit and to improve absorption in the remaining bowel. The results of creating mucosal folds in seven surviving dogs showed that steatorrhea was diminished and intestinal transit was prolonged. More work is needed to confirm the usefulness of the procedure.