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Acute Appendicitis After Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant

A Case Report

Curtis, Caitlin, FNP-BC, RN, MSN

Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing: October/December 2018 - Volume 7 - Issue 4 - p 123–125
doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000191
Feature Article

Acute appendicitis is a common pediatric surgical problem. Management of acute appendicitis in immunocompromised children is a clinical challenge. This case study discusses the management of acute appendicitis with a laparoscopic appendectomy in a 13-year-old male 21 days after unrelated umbilical cord blood transplant with urgent laparoscopic appendectomy without complication.

Caitlin Curtis, FNP-BC Pediatric General Surgery Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Caitlin Curtis, FNP-BC, RN, MSN, Duke Pediatric General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2301 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27710.E-mail:

Copyright © 2018 American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association
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