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13.01.21 Complications of surgery

Classification
  • Complications of anaesthesia
  • Complications of surgery
    • Surgery in general
    • This specific operation
  • Time-frame
    • Immediate
    • Early
    • Late


Immediate complications

  • Circulation
    • Primary haemorrhage
    • Reactive haemorrhage, following post-op increase in BP
    • Shock
  • Breathing
    • Basal atelectasis
    • PE
  • Organs
    • Failure to recover consciousness
    • Low urine output


Early complications

  • Cuts
    • Wound or anastamotic dehiscence
  • Infection
    • Wound infection
    • Pyrexia
    • Pneumonia
    • UTI
  • Blood
    • DVT
    • Secondary haemorrhage (due to infection?)
  • Organs
    • Ileus
    • Urine retention
    • Bowel obstruction due to adhesions
    • Nausea + vomiting
    • Confusion


Late complications

  • Bowel obstruction due to fibrous adhesions
  • Incisional hernias
  • Persistent sinus
  • Recurrence
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