Surgeries that can lead to SBS
Three main types of surgical resections can lead to Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS). The location and length of bowel remaining after surgery play a significant role in the outcome of SBS.
In this type of surgery, the jejunum is connected to the large intestine, also called the colon. With this type of surgery, the ileum and sometimes the ileocecal valve are removed. Parts of your colon may also be removed in this procedure and the two sections are then joined.
This surgery involves removal of the colon, ileum and some of the jejunum. The remaining jejunum is then connected to a surgical opening (called an ostomy) created through the skin in the belly (abdomen). In this type of surgery, a part of the small intestine will be attached to the skin of the belly, called a stoma. Stools or waste material go through the stoma into a drainage bag that is located outside of the body.
In this surgery, parts of the jejunum and ileum are removed and the remaining parts are connected to the colon (anastomosis means "reconnection"). This procedure leaves the full length of the colon intact. Many people with this type of surgery do not require nutritional support.
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