Revista Medica Herediana
versión impresa ISSN 1018-130X
MENDIOLA, Andrea et al. Causes of reoperations in postoperative complications after abdominal surgery in a surgical intensive care unit. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp. 106-109. ISSN 1018-130X.
Objectives: To describe the causes of reoperations after abdominal surgery patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit of a general hospital. Methods: Prospective case reports study. We included postoperated patients of abdominal surgery, hospitalized in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, who required surgical reintervention between February 2009 and January 2010 for a postoperative complication. We reviewed medical records. Results: The most common findings were perforation 31.6%, abdominal abscess 21.1%, and dehiscences 21.1%. Conclusions: The perforations were the most frequent finding, with frequency higher than that reported in the literature. The incidence of reoperation was 15%.
Palabras llave : Surgical wound dehiscence; intestinal perforation; abscess; reoperation.