Congenital short-gut syndrome

Gauravi Sabharwal, Peter J. Strouse, Saleem Islam, Najeeb Zoubi

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A case of congenital short gut is reported in a 4-month-old boy presenting with failure to thrive. Upper gastrointestinal examination (UGI) with small bowel follow-through (SBFT) demonstrated dilation of the duodenum and jejunum, with rapid transit to rectum. On barium enema (BE), rapid transit of barium was noted to the dilated proximal small bowel seen on UGI/SBFT. Neither study delineated the ileocecal region, and the overall length of bowel appeared short. The diagnosis of congenital short gut was confirmed at surgery. Congenital short-gut syndrome is a rare entity. The diagnosis can be suggested by imaging, but is usually confirmed operatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Barium enema
  • Congenital short-gut syndrome
  • Infant
  • Malrotation
  • Upper gastrointestinal examination


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