Table 2

Rui Jin Hospital classification of complications


Infection: Superficial wound infection, deep infection*, chest infection*, urinary infection, septicemia, pyrexia of unknown origin*

Miscellaneous: Superficial wound dehiscence, wound hemorrhage, impaired renal function*, deep venous thrombosis *, Hypotension.


Infection: Deep infection, chest infection, pyrexia of unknown origin.

Miscellaneous: deep wound dehiscence, impaired renal function , deep venous thrombosis



Systemic: Cardiac failure, Respiratory failure, pulmonary embolus, Hypotension. Death

Surgical: Deep hemorrhage, deep infection, anastomotic leak

Innominate: complications with postop stay >30 days

*(postop ≤ 15 days), † (postop > 15 days), ‡ (Requiring laparotomy)

Except "innominate", the definition for all complications was adopted from POSSUM.

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