Key clinical point: Shear wave elastography (SWE) might be useful for predicting which pediatric patients will develop severe hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome/veno-occlusive disease (SOS/VOD).
Major finding: Increased SWE velocity predicted severe SOS/VOD, with a cutoff value of 1.65 m/s being 92% sensitive and 67% specific for the complication.
Study details: A prospective, two-center study including 54 pediatric patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Disclosures: Dr. Chan reported consulting for Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Chan SS et al. TCT 2019, Abstract 55.