Relaparotomy: a five-year review of indications and outcome.

  title={Relaparotomy: a five-year review of indications and outcome.},
  author={S S Ching and V P Muralikrishnan and G. M. Whiteley},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  volume={57 4},
Complications from abdominal surgery may necessitate reoperation and can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This review aims to analyse the incidence and outcome of relaparotomy for various indications. In a retrospective review of case notes of patients who had undergone one or more relaparotomies during the same hospitalisation between 1996 and 2000, 55 patients required relaparotomy. Indications included bleeding, infection, anastomotic leakage, wound dehiscence… CONTINUE READING


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