Abdominal complications after bone marrow transplantation in children: Sonographic and CT findings

E. C. Benya*, C. J. Sivit, R. R. Quinones

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Abstract

Bone marrow transplantation is increasingly used in children to treat refractory malignant neoplasms, immunodeficiency syndromes, and hematopoietic and genetic disorders. In preparation for the transplantation, patients receive high doses of chemotherapeutic agents and total-body irradiation to destroy residual malignant cells or dysfunctional marrow and to prevent rejection of the graft. A variety of abdominal and pelvic complications may occur after transplantation because of pancytopenia, the direct toxic effects of the preparative regimen, graft-vs-host disease, or immunosuppression. This essay illustrates the CT and sonographic appearances of these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1027
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume161
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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