Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome During Chemotherapy of Pediatric Cancers and its Successful Management With Defibrotide


Kizilocak H., Dikme G., Ozdemir N., Kurugoglu S. , Adaletli I., Erkan T., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, vol.39, no.7, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mph.0000000000000958
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY

Abstract

Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a life-threatening complication generally occurring after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. SOS after standard dose chemotherapy in malignancies is rare. Between the year 1995 and 2016, 414 patients were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and 113 patients were diagnosed with Wilms tumor in our institution. Among these patients, 4 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (0.96%) and 2 patients with Wilms tumor (1.7%) developed SOS during treatment. SOS behaves like a local disseminated intravascular coagulation. Defibrotide has proved to be effective in SOS. In this article, we report our experience with defibrotide in SOS.