Reference : Operative mortality following surgery for colorectal cancer
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Anesthesia & intensive care
Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/9649
Operative mortality following surgery for colorectal cancer
English
Canivet, Jean-Luc mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Soins intensifs >]
Damas, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Soins intensifs >]
Desaive, Claude [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Lamy, Maurice mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Anesthésie et réanimation]
Jul-1989
British Journal of Surgery
76
7
745-747
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0007-1323
[en] Colorectal cancer surgery ; postperative complications ; operative mortality
[en] From 1973 to 1986 at the Baviere Hospital, University of Liege, 476 patients underwent surgery for colorectal cancers. The overall operative mortality rate was 13.4 per cent. The following postoperative life-threatening complications occurred: myocardial infarction (14 per cent of the postoperative deaths) during the first three postoperative days; bronchopneumonia (27 per cent of the postoperative deaths) mainly during the first postoperative week; pulmonary embolism (17 per cent of the postoperative deaths) mainly during the second postoperative week; anastomotic leakage and cerebrovascular accident (14 and 8 per cent of the postoperative deaths respectively) mainly during the third and fourth postoperative weeks. Specific risk factors were chronic obstructive airways disease associated with a higher incidence of postoperative bronchopneumonia, and previous myocardial infarction associated with postoperative myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism. General risk factors were old age and emergency procedure, both of which were associated with a higher incidence of infectious complications. The operative mortality rate fell from 20.1 per cent in the 1973-79 period to 7.8 per cent in the 1980-86 period.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/9649
10.1002/bjs.1800760734

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