Enteral and Parenteral Feeding of Patients with Short-Bowel Syndrome

  • B. Lünstedt
Conference paper


Short-bowel syndrome is a clinical entity that may occur in patients with extensive loss of intestinal mass, resulting in the breakdown of nutrient and electrolyte balance. These patients require intensive nutritional care and a special and individualized nutritional support program to stabilize their condition and prevent major complications. The largest group of patients with the short-bowel syndrome includes survivors of intestinal infarction, often elderly patients, but also neonates with congenital malformations. Crohn’s disease and strangulation obstruction due to volvulus are other possible reasons for massive bowel resection.


Enteral Nutrition Total Parenteral Nutrition Small Bowel Resection Parenteral Feeding Adaptive Phase 
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