Acceleration of linear growth following intestinal resection for Crohn disease

Lipson, A. B., Savage, M. O., Davies, P. S. W., Bassett, K., Shand, W. S. and Walkersmith, J. A. (1990) Acceleration of linear growth following intestinal resection for Crohn disease. European Journal of Pediatrics, 149 10: 687-690. doi:10.1007/BF01959522

Author Lipson, A. B.
Savage, M. O.
Davies, P. S. W.
Bassett, K.
Shand, W. S.
Walkersmith, J. A.
Title Acceleration of linear growth following intestinal resection for Crohn disease
Journal name European Journal of Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0340-6199
Publication date 1990-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF01959522
Volume 149
Issue 10
Start page 687
End page 690
Total pages 4
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject C1
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract
Twelve patients with Crohn disease aged from 11.3 to 17.1 years, underwent intestinal resection. Eight were prepubertal or in early puberty and 4 in mid or late puberty. Pre-operative assessment included acceleration and compression barium studies and total colonoscopy. In six patients the surgical indication was failure of medical management and in six intestinal obstruction. All but one were in remission 12 months after surgery. Height velocities in the eight pre and early pubertal patients increased dramatically during 6- and 12-month post operative measurement periods compared with preoperative growth. Height velocities in the mid and late pubertal patients showed much less increase. In selected patients, surgical treatment can induce remission resulting in catch-up growth and sustained growth acceleration. In prepubertal and early pubertal patients surgery is likely to improve final adult height.
© Springer-Verlag 1990

Keyword Crohn disease
Height velocity
Intestinal resection
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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