• All but 17 cm of small intestine was removed in the neonatal period from a child now aged 4 years. Satisfactory growth was achieved by 2 years of age without prolonged intravenous hyperalimentation. On return to his home environment progress was not maintained, and by 4 years of age, mental and physical retardation were found.
Cholestyramine resin was beneficial In reducing stool bulk but had no substantial effect on fat absorption. Compensatory changes in the remaining bowel are recorded.
(Arch Surg 110:1485-1490, 1975)
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