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Surgical approach for appendicitis in neutropenia: a case report and review of the literature.

Journal Paper/Review - Nov 17, 2022

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Uthayanan U, Kolb W, Schmied B, Bischofberger S. Surgical approach for appendicitis in neutropenia: a case report and review of the literature.. Surg Case Rep 2022; 8:208.
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Journal Paper/Review (English)
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Surg Case Rep 2022; 8
Publication Date
Nov 17, 2022
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2198-7793
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2198-7793
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208
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Acute appendicitis is a common abdominal pathology, particularly in younger patients presenting with abdominal pain. The clinical presentation is typically characterized by right lower quadrant pain (with local peritonitis) accompanied by fever and nausea. In neutropenic patients it is challenging to diagnose acute appendicitis. It is much more challenging because the characteristic symptoms are different, and diagnosis may be delayed or missed.