Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome

Complications of short bowel syndrome include dehydration (which may result in uric acid nephrolithiasis), generalized malnutrition, electrolyte disturbances, specific nutrient deficiencies, calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis, and cholelithiasis. Those patients with significant malabsorption requiring long term TPN are at additional risk for hepatic steatosis and cholestasis with potential progression to cirrhosis, either acalculous or calculous cholecystitis, metabolic bone disease, nephropathy, and central venous catheter-related problems including infection and occlusion (thrombotic and non-thrombotic).

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