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296 – Short Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure (SBS) / (IF)

Immediately following surgical resection of the small intestine (small bowel), the intestine begins to adapt on its own for the loss of absorptive surface area. It undergoes various phases to increase absorption and maintain balance. This process, known as adaptation, occurs through structural changes that increase surface area in the remaining bowel. Learn more.

Evelin Eichler, 
Richard McCallum, 
Harold J. Boutté Jr.
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