WHAT IS SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME?
Short bowel syndrome is just what it sounds like: a type of intestinal failure that occurs when the bowel has been shortened, often by surgery. It is a serious condition as the remaining gut is not long enough or able to absorb all the nutrition your child needs to grow. The remaining small bowel can often adapt, but this takes time. Having a shortened small bowel that doesn't function normally can result in malabsorption, dehydration, and intolerance of normal nutrition. Neocate is designed to be easily digested and absorbed, and can be part of the management.