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Nutrition Support for Pediatric Surgical Patients
Surg Metab Nutr 2019;10(1):9-14
Published online June 30, 2019
© 2019 The Korean Society of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition.

Jun Beom Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: Jun Beom Park, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, 282 Munhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 35015, Korea
Tel: +82-42-280-7175, Fax: +82-42-257-8024, E-mail:
Received June 20, 2019; Accepted June 22, 2019.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Pediatric patients have characteristics such as a low capacity for storing energy/nutrients and high energy metabolism as compared those of adults. Because of the inherent characteristics that they are continually growing, supplying both rapid and adequate nutrition is of the utmost importance. In the case of children undergoing surgery (and particularly gastrointestinal surgery), there is a high possibility of a restricted supply of nutrition, and so active intervention to supply sufficient nutrition must be carried out. Of course, enteral nutrition is preferred, but continuous monitoring of nutrition is of paramount importance; thus, parenteral nutrition should be provided when necessary. Nutritional support requires continuous monitoring when and if complications arise. The complications of parenteral nutrition have yet to be overcome, so further research on this topic is certainly warranted.
Keywords : Child nutrition disorders, Nutrition support, Enteral nutrition, Parenteral nutrition, Complications

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