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Appendectomy in a child with cyclic neutropenia in profound neutropenic episode

Authors Glavan N, Roganović J, Glavan-Gačanin L, Jonjić N

Received 29 May 2015

Accepted for publication 5 July 2015

Published 17 August 2015 Volume 2015:11 Pages 1217—1219


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Garry Walsh

Nedeljka Glavan,1 Jelena Roganović,2 Lana Glavan-Gačanin,3 Nives Jonjić4

1Department of Pediatrics Surgery, 2Department of Pediatrics Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Centre Rijeka, 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Centre Rijeka, 4Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

Abstract: Our experience in the treatment of a 4-year-old boy with cyclic neutropenia who was admitted for urgent appendectomy is described. The postoperative course was uneventful with high daily doses of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and antimicrobial therapy. The purpose of this report is to highlight the importance of immediate appendectomy in neutropenic patients, wherein low absolute neutrophil count should not be considered as a contraindication for urgent surgical procedure.

Keywords: cyclic neutropenia, appendectomy, absolute neutrophil count (ANC)

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