Illustrative CasesComplications of Suprapubic Aspiration in Transiently Neutropenic ChildrenMoustaki, Maria MD, PhD*; Stefos, Efstathios MD*; Malliou, Catherine MD†; Fretzayas, Andrew MD, PhD‡Author Information *2nd Department of Pediatrics, Athens University Medical School; †Microbiology Department, Aglaia Kyriakou Children's Hospital and ‡3rd Department of Pediatrics, Athens University Medical School, Athens, Greece. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Andrew Fretzayas, MD, PhD, 3rd Department of Pediatrics, Atticon University Hospital, 1 Rimini str, Haidari 134-62, Athens, Greece. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pediatric Emergency Care: November 2007 - Volume 23 - Issue 11 - p 823-825 doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31815a061e Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Suprapubic aspiration is very often performed in febrile children with no severe complications. We describe herein 3 febrile children with transient neutropenia who developed abscess at the site of the puncture. We also showed that such a complication was not noticed in nonneutropenic children for 6 months after the admission of the first case. It is demonstrated that suprapubic aspiration puts febrile children with benign neutropenia at risk for abdominal abscess formation. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.