Table 3

Detail of complications

Complications

Billroth I

Billroth II

P value


Overall complication

126(20.1)

68(37.2)

0.000

Hemorrhage

Deep

3(0.5)

2(1.1)

NS

Wound dehiscence

Superficial

2(0.3)

2(1.1)

NS

Deep

4

0

NS

Anastomotic leak

8(1.3)

6(3.3)

NS

Infection

Wound

2(0.3)

2(1.1)

NS

Deep

17(2.7)

19(10.4)

0.000

PUO*

82(13.1)

36(19.7)

0.027

Chest

17(2.7)

15(8.2)

0.001

UTI

2(0.3)

3(1.6)

NS

Multiple

10(1.6)

10(5.5)

0.003

System failure

Renal

7(1.1)

4(2.2)

NS

Respiratory

2(0.3)

2(1.1)

NS

Cardiac

2(0.3)

1(0.5)

NS

Hypotension

2(0.3)

1(0.5)

NS

DVT

0

1(0.5)

NS

Death

1(0.2)

2(1.1)

NS


*pyrexia of unknown origin, † urinary tract infection, ‡ deep venous thrombosis

Sah et al. BMC Cancer 2009 9:428   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-428

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