Case report| Volume 129, ISSUE 5, P585-586, May 1975

Shortened small bowel syndrome

Mackby's operation
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      Intestinal infarction is a condition with a high rate of mortality. Progress in the fields of anesthesia, maintenance of electrolyte balance, and intensive postoperative care has made survival possible in a number of patients subjected to extensive resection of the small intestine. Many of these patients, however, later succumb to the effects of malabsorption.
      In this paper we report on a patient who has undergone massive intestinal resection, because of venous intestinal infarction, and Mackby's operation, with favorable results twelve months postoperatively.
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