Blind loop syndrome

Blind loop syndrome

(Science: syndrome) malabsorption, especially of vitamin b12 or folic acid, due to metabolic competition by bacteria proliferating in a segment of small intestine excluded from normal peristaltic movement; it may occur as a postoperative complication of side-to-side anastomosis of intestine, as a result of intestinal diverticula, fistula, etc.

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