The Gastrointestinal Tract

Contrast studies showed blind-ending colon in 10 out of 12 children, malrotation in 5, large bowel duplication, appendiceal duplication, and short bowel. Hus-mann et al. accurately measured small bowel length in 22 children with cloacal exstrophy. In two children, bowel length was less than 70 cm (normal >200 cm) [19]. Soffer measured colonic length in 21 patients with cloacal exstrophy and noted that 12 had a normal-lengths colon. In four patients the lengths ranged from 20 to 70 cm, while in two patients the colon was less than 20 cm in length [26].

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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