Cyclic neutropenia--unusual cause of acute abdomen. Report of a case

Dis Colon Rectum. 1991 Dec;34(12):1125-7. doi: 10.1007/BF02050076.


Cyclic neutropenia, a rare blood disorder, may be complicated by spontaneous necrosis of the cecum and ascending colon. We describe one such case, where a staged surgical approach achieved a successful outcome. The importance of recognition of this disorder is stressed, since this allows both performance of appropriate surgery and consultation with hematologic colleagues.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Adolescent
  • Clostridium*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / complications*
  • Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neutropenia / complications*
  • Reoperation