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Question 24#

Common causes of short bowel syndrome include all of the following EXCEPT:

A) Mesenteric ischemia
B) Malignancy
C) Crohn's disease
D) Radiation enteritis

Correct Answer is D


In adults, the common etiologies of short bowel syndrome include mesenteric ischemia, malignancy, and Crohn's disease. In pediatric patients, common causes include intestinal atresias, volvulus, and necrotizing enterocolitis. Radiation enteritis usually involves isolated segments of small bowel of less than 50% of total small intestinal length.