Boston-based Brigham & Women's Hospital researchers found small bowel resection accounted for the highest complication rate among emergency general surgeries, according to Medscape Multispecialty.
In their analysis, researchers studied partial colectomy, small bowel resection, cholecystectomy, operative management of peptic ulcer disease, lysis of peritoneal adhesions, appendectomy and laparotomy.
Here are seven statistics on complication rates:
• Small bowel resection — 46.94 percent
• Partial colectomy — 42.8 percent
• Operative management of peptic ulcer disease — 42 percent
• Laparotomy — 40.15 percent
• Lysis of peritoneal adhesions — 8.09 percent
• Cholecystectomy — 8.06 percent
• Appendectomy — 7.27 percent
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