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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


    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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