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Table 2 Post-operative complications (N = 25)

From: Clinical profile and outcome of surgical treatment of perforated peptic ulcers in Northwestern Tanzania: A tertiary hospital experience

Complications Frequency Percentage
Surgical site infections 12 48.0
Post-operative pyrexia 9 36.0
Pulmonary infection 7 28.0
Intra-abdominal abscess 5 20.0
Wound dehiscence/burst abdomen 5 20.0
Re-perforation 4 16.0
Septic shock 3 12.0
Enterocutaneous fistula 3 12.0
Peritonitis 3 12.0
Incisional hernia 2 8.0
Cardiopulmonary arrest 2 8.0
Acute renal failure 1 4.0
Paralytic ileus 1 4.0