Congenital short bowel syndrome associated with appendiceal agenesis and functional intestinal obstruction

J Pediatr Surg. 1998 Apr;33(4):666-7. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(98)90343-8.


Congenital short bowel with functional intestinal obstruction and absence of appendix vermiformis is a very rare condition with poor prognosis. Seventeen cases of congenital short bowel have been reported previously in the literature. The etiology is unknown. In this report, a case of congenital short bowel, combined with functional intestinal obstruction, mal-rotation, and absence of the appendix vermiformis, is presented and the pathogenesis discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Appendix / abnormalities*
  • Cecum / abnormalities
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intestinal Obstruction / complications*
  • Short Bowel Syndrome / complications
  • Short Bowel Syndrome / congenital*