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Question 23#

Short bowel syndrome has been arbitrarily defined in adults as having a small intestine ofless than what length?

A) 300 cm
B) 200 cm
C) 100 cm
D) 50 cm

Correct Answer is B


A functional definition, in which insufficient absorptive capacity results in diarrhea, dehydration, and malnutrition is more appropriate, but a standard definition of short bowel syndrome of 200 cm has been used widely.