Chronic ischemic enteritis can cause intestinal strictures, but extensive resection of the small intestine may leave patients with short bowel syndrome. Thus, the importance of preserving diseased small bowel is now recognized. We report a case of successful side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty (SSIS), performed to prevent short bowel syndrome, in a patient with ischemic enteritis caused by strangulated intestinal obstruction. SSIS is useful for preserving the intestinal absorptive function in patients with a long narrowed bowel loop caused by ischemic change. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the successful treatment of a long stricture resulting from ischemic enteritis, achieved by performing SSIS.
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