Colon interposition for extreme short bowel syndrome: a case report

Surgery. 1986 Sep;100(3):576-80.


Successful use of colon interposition has not been previously reported in an adult with short bowel syndrome. This article describes the course of a 34-year-old woman who had interposition of an 18 cm segment of sigmoid colon between 5 cm of proximal jejunum and 7 cm of terminal ileum after midgut volvulus. The rationale for use of colon interposition in cases of extreme short syndrome is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Colon, Sigmoid / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ileum / surgery
  • Infarction / surgery
  • Intestine, Small / blood supply
  • Jejunum / surgery
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / surgery*
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Total
  • Patient Compliance
  • Peristalsis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome / surgery*