Children Intestine

Children Intestine


Small intestine length in infants and children is 60 cm.


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Small-intestine length from the ligament of Treitz to the ileocecal valve was measured in 183 infants and children ranging up to 15 years of age.

Elongation of the intestine was rapid until the crown-heel length was 60 cm and remained constant from 100 to 140 cm of body length.

When patients were placed into three general diagnostic categories (congenital heart disease, abdominal lesions, and miscellaneous) no significant differences were found. However, several striking instances of abnormally long or short small intestines were encountered.


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