World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 1142–1145

Controlled Tissue Expansion in the Initial Management of the Short Bowel State

  • F. Murphy
  • B. A. Khalil
  • S. Gozzini
  • B. King
  • A. Bianchi
  • A. Morabito
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00268-011-0991-0

Cite this article as:
Murphy, F., Khalil, B.A., Gozzini, S. et al. World J Surg (2011) 35: 1142. doi:10.1007/s00268-011-0991-0

Abstract

The treatment of short gut syndrome has evolved dramatically during the past decade. The combination of surgical techniques and medical management in the context of a multidisciplinary approach has improved the outcomes of these children. The authors describe in detail their technique of controlled tissue expansion of the bowel before lengthening procedures. Monitoring of the child and troubleshooting actions during the controlled tissue expansion program also are discussed.

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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Murphy
    • 1
  • B. A. Khalil
    • 1
  • S. Gozzini
    • 1
  • B. King
    • 1
  • A. Bianchi
    • 1
  • A. Morabito
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric SurgeryRoyal Manchester Children’s HospitalManchesterUK