Serial Transverse Enteroplasty (STEP)

Afif Kulaylat, Karen A. Diefenbach

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This chapter describes the surgical procedure for serial transverse enteroplasty (STEP) as performed by the following approach: open. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: preoperative assessment with upper gastrointestinal (GI) follow through, abdominal entry, complete lysis of adhesions, assessment of bowel length and dilation, serial transverse enteroplasty, reassessment of bowel length, and abdominal closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Pediatric Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783030242121
ISBN (Print)9783030242114
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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