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Table 2 RL reasons and mortality rates

From: Urgent Abdominal Re-Explorations

RL* reason n (%) Mortality n (%) Cause of Mortality n
Intestinal content 42 (51.85) 19 (45.23)   
   - Intestinal repair site or anastomosis failure 34 (41.97) 14 (41.17) Sepsis and MOF 9
    Cardiac 2
    Respiratory 1
    Thromboemboli 2
   - Intestinal perforation 8 (9.87) 5 (62.50) Sepsis and MOF 4
    Respiratory 1
Hemorrhage 15 (18.51) 3 (20) Coagulopathy 2
    Hypovolemic shock 1
Intraabdominal infection or abscess 8 (9.87) 1 (12.50) Sepsis and MOF 1
Intestinal necrosis 7 (8.64) 6 (85.71) Thromboemboli 4
    Sepsis and MOF 2
Stomal complications 5 (6.17) -   
Ileus 4 (4.93) 1 (25) Respiratory 1
  1. * Relaparatomy