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Table 3 Bowel injury related to the number of previous laparotomies

From: Mechanisms of adhesive small bowel obstruction and outcome of surgery; a population-based study

 Bowel injuryNo bowel injury
Total n = 402153 (38%)249 (62%)
No. previous abdominal surgeries
 0 (n = 50)7 (14%)43 (86%)
 1 (n = 189)67 (35%)122 (65%)
 2 (n = 81)40 (49%)41 (51%)
 3 (n = 60)29 (48%)31 (52%)
 ≥ 4 (n = 22)10 (45%)12 (55%)
Intraabdominal abscess22/153 (14%)22/249 (9%)
Enterocutaneous fistula2 (1.3%)0