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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 12, Issue 7, Pages 487-504

Small Bowel Review: Part I

ABR Thomson,1 J Hasan,2 M Keelan,1 and G Wild2

1Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Received 15 April 1998; Accepted 8 July 1998

Copyright © 1998 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In the past year there have been many advances in the area of small bowel physiology and pathology. In preparation for this review, over 500 papers were assessed, and some have been selected and reviewed, with a particular focus on presenting clinically useful information for the practising gastroenterologist.