Postsplenectomy sepsis and other complications following staging laparotomy for Hodgkin's disease in childhood.

@article{Hays1986PostsplenectomySA,
  title={Postsplenectomy sepsis and other complications following staging laparotomy for Hodgkin's disease in childhood.},
  author={Daniel M. Hays and Jessie L. Ternberg and T. Timothy Chen and Margaret P. Sullivan and Melvin Tefft and Frederick Fung and Gerald S Gilchrist and Chris Fryer and Edmund A. Gehan},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={628-32}
}
This is a survey of 234 pediatric patients in whom staging laparotomy/splenectomy was carried out (1975 to 1981) in the course of the Intergroup Hodgkin's Disease in Childhood Study (IHDCS). Relapse has occurred in 44 of these patients, and 12 have died, 7 secondary to extension of lymphoma, 2 with herpes or pneumocystis infections, 2 with leukemia, and 1 from an unrelated accident. During the period of surveillance (mean 5.5 yr), five episodes of bacterial sepsis (positive blood cultures) have… CONTINUE READING