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Massive Resection of the Small Intestine after Occlusion of the Superior Mesenteric Artery
  1. R. J. Harrison,
  2. C. C. Booth

    Abstract

    Resection of all the small intestine but the proximal 8 in. of jejunum was performed in an elderly woman. Intestinal function tests revealed an extensive defect of absorption. The patient died nine months after the operation in a state of extreme emaciation. Necropsy revealed hypertrophy of the remnant of small intestine and intense fatty degeneration of the liver.

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