[Relaparotomy after operations on the rectum and colon].


During 15 years 1663 intraabdominal operations on the rectum and colon were performed, relaparotomy resulting from the complications was fulfilled in 134 patients (8%). The main indication for relaparotomy was peritonitis (57 patients). Its sources were: incompetence of the colonic anastomosis suture, technical errors during the first operation, opening of the abscess into the abdominal cavity. Five types of the course of postoperative peritonitis were established: primary, atypical, artificial, perforative and necrotic types.

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@article{Myshkin1989RelaparotomyAO, title={[Relaparotomy after operations on the rectum and colon].}, author={K I Myshkin and G A Bluvshteĭn and Sylvie Dodin}, journal={Vestnik khirurgii imeni I. I. Grekova}, year={1989}, volume={143 9}, pages={5-9} }