Acute chest syndrome in the postoperative sickle cell patient.

  title={Acute chest syndrome in the postoperative sickle cell patient.},
  author={Stephen J. Delatte and Andre V Hebra and Edward P. Tagge and Sherron Jackson and Kathryn Jacques and H. Biemann Othersen},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={188-91; discussion 191-2}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Acute chest syndrome (ACS), a phenomenon of pulmonary sequestration in sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, is frequently missed in the postoperative SCD child. The constellation of symptoms range from fever and respiratory distress to abdominal discomfort. In its most fulminate state, the syndrome has been reported in some series to carry almost a 25% to 50% mortality rate in the postoperative patient. The incidence in pediatric patients in the era of minimally invasive… CONTINUE READING