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Korean J Hematol. 2012 Jun;47(2):142-145. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5045/kjh.2012.47.2.142
Yoon JY , Kim H , Kang HJ , Park KD , Shin HY , Ahn HS .
Department of Pediatrics, Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hyshin@snu.ac.kr
Abstract

Chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a frequent complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), but simultaneous small bowel obstruction is rare. Here, we report a child with acute myeloid leukemia who received an allogeneic HSCT from an unrelated matched donor. After HSCT, the patient developed severe chronic GVHD involving the small intestine, leading to obstruction of the terminal ileum. Small bowel resection was performed, and the symptoms improved without severe complications. Bowel obstruction should be considered as a possible complication of chronic GVHD; surgery may be a valuable corrective measure.

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