Urgent Appendectomy Performed Along with Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) for a Patient with Severe Aplastic Anaemia – A Case Report
Author(s): Sondus Alsharidah, Samar Ousia, Elshazly Abdelhafez, Brigitta Antoun, Dalal Alshemmeri, Hassan Khalil, Medhat Askar
A 14-year-old male was waiting for hematopoietic cell transplantation for severe aplastic anaemia. The night prior to the transplant he unexpectedly developed acute appendicitis. A couple of hours earlier to the emergency laparoscopic appendectomy, he had peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant with no complications.