Table 4

Local and general morbidity following colon resection within the enhanced recovery program followed

Total (n = 300)

Number

Percentage


Surgical complications

71

23.7


Wound infection

36

12


Paralytic ileus

30

10


Anastomosis leakage

13

4.3


Perioperative haemorrhage

5

1.7


Evisceration

3

1


Perforation

0

0


Other surgical complications

10

3.3


Septic complications

33

11


Abdominal abscess

13

4.3


Urine infection

11

3.7


Respiratory infection

11

3.7


Peritonitis

7

2.3


Sepsis

3

1


Catheter sepsis

2

0.7


Necrotising fascitis

0

0


Other septic complications

3

1


Medical complications

29

9.7


Respiratory distress

8

2.7


Respiratory failure

8

2.7


Cardiac complication

5

1.7


Pulmonary oedema

3

1


Acute urine retention

3

1


Pulmonary embolism

1

0.3


Myocardial infarction

0

0


Cerebrovascular accident

0

0


Venous thrombosis

0

0


Other medical complications

10

3.3


All complications

89

29.7


Mortality

3

1


Note: some patients presented more than one symptom.

Ramírez et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-9

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