Acute chest syndrome shows a predilection for basal lung regions on the side of upper abdominal surgery.


PURPOSE Upper abdominal surgery for cholecystectomy or splenectomy is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). The acute chest syndrome (ACS) is the most common sickle-related postoperative complication. The objective of the study was to characterize the clinical and radiological presentation of ACS… (More)


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