You are the surgical house officer and you are managing a 49 year old male who was admitted for an elective left hemicolectomy for colorectal cancer. He has a past medical history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia. He is an ex-smoker of 18 months. Post operatively he suffers from pneumonia which is treated with antibiotics. You are worried about his full blood count and the surgical registrar recommends a haematology referral.
- Hb 91g/L
- MCV 88fL
- WCC 14.2×10*9/L
- Neutrophils 12.2×10*9/L
- Platelets 657×10*9/L
- What are your thoughts?
- What else would you do?
- Further information needed?
- If you were the haematology registrar what would you advise?
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