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Table 7 Complications recorded in patients operated for the five most common causes of peritonitis in Limbe and Buea regional Hospitals

From: Which cause of diffuse peritonitis is the deadliest in the tropics? A retrospective analysis of 305 cases from the South-West Region of Cameroon

Cause Peptic ulcer perforation Perforation of terminal ileum Complications of appendicitis Post-operative Abdominal injuries Total
Complication
Septic shock 4 10 2 4 1 21
Respiratory infection 3 1 0 0 1 5
Multi-organ failure 3 5 2 2 0 12
Surgical site infection 1 3 6 0 1 11
Wound dehiscence 4 5 1 0 1 11
Prolonged paralytic ileus 4 6 1 2 2 15
Post-operative peritonitis 2 1 2 4 1 10
Post-operative fistula 0 2 0 0 0 2
Residual abscess 2 3 2 3 3 13
Total 23 36 16 15 10 100