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Table 4 Local and general morbidity following colon resection within the enhanced recovery program followed

From: Enhanced recovery in colorectal surgery: a multicentre study

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
  1. Note: some patients presented more than one symptom.