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Table 3 Main post-operative complication

From: Factors associated with mortality risk for malignant colonic obstruction in elderly patients

Complication Patient (n = 233) %
Surgical   
   Surgical site infection 23 9.9
   Anastomotic leak 3 1.3
   Intestinal obstruction 7 3.0
   Wound dehiscence 3 1.3
Medical   
   Respiratory complications* 36 15.5
   Cardiac complications& 24 10.3
   Cerebrovascular complications 4 1.7
   Urinary tract complications 9 3.9
   Renal complications 23 9.9
   Thromboembolism 5 2.1
   Multiorgan failure 8 3.4
  1. *Respiratory complications include ARDS, pneumonia, suffocation.
  2. &Cardiac complications include cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction, cardiac failure, pulmonary edema.