EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.24, ss.150-157, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Introduction Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a clinical condition resulting from the loss of absorptive surface area following resection of 50% or more small bowel. Morphological and functional changes called "intestinal adaptation" occur in the residual intestine. Melatonin exists in the gastrointestinal tract and has effect on mitotic activity. Therefore, we hypothesized that melatonin may have beneficial effects on intestinal adaptation.