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What is Congenital short bowel?

What is Congenital short bowel?

  • Congenital short bowel: A rare birth defect where the bowel is abnormally short. A short bowel can impair the body's ability to absorb enough nutrients and hence result in malabsorption.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Congenital short bowel as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Congenital short bowel: Introduction

Types of Congenital short bowel:

Broader types of Congenital short bowel:

What causes Congenital short bowel?

Causes of Congenital short bowel: see causes of Congenital short bowel

What are the symptoms of Congenital short bowel?

Symptoms of Congenital short bowel: see symptoms of Congenital short bowel

Congenital short bowel: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Congenital short bowel.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Congenital short bowel.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Congenital short bowel: Neonatologist, Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Congenital short bowel.
Treatments for Congenital short bowel: see treatments for Congenital short bowel

Name of Congenital short bowel

Main name of condition: Congenital short bowel

 

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