Congenital short-gut syndrome

Document Type

Case Report


Paediatric Surgery


A case of congenital short gut is reported in a 4-month-old boy presenting with failure to thrive. Upper gastrointestinal examination (UGI) with small bowel follow-through (SBFT) demonstrated dilation of the duodenum and jejunum, with rapid transit to rectum. On barium enema (BE), rapid transit of barium was noted to the dilated proximal small bowel seen on UGI/SBFT. Neither study delineated the ileocecal region, and the overall length of bowel appeared short. The diagnosis of congenital short gut was confirmed at surgery. Congenital short-gut syndrome is a rare entity. The diagnosis can be suggested by imaging, but is usually confirmed operatively.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Pediatric Radiology