Acute chest syndrome after splenectomy in children with sickle cell disease.

@article{Ghantous2008AcuteCS,
  title={Acute chest syndrome after splenectomy in children with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Salim Ghantous and Saad Al Mulhim and Nafeesa Al Faris and Basel Abushullaih and Firas Shalak and Salam Yazbeck},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={861-4}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of acute chest syndrome (ACS) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) undergoing laparoscopic or open splenectomy and to assess factors that may predispose to this complication. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients with SCD undergoing splenectomy between 1999 and 2007 in our institution. Charts were screened for demographics, perioperative clinical status (vaso-occlusive crises, sequestration crises… CONTINUE READING
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