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Morbidity and mortality in colorectal surgery


Dossou FM, Allodé SA, Zoumènou E, Hounkpè P-C, Gbessi DG, Adégnika AG, Henry C

The aim of the study was to determine the factors o f morbidity and mortality of colorectal surgery in a visceral surgery service. In a prospective study pe rformed from 15 December 2008 to September 15, 2009, the authors recorded all patients who underwe nt colorectal resection. They studied the morbidity and mortality rates using the 4 risk factors identi fied by the French Association of Surgery (AFC) criteria. Sixty-two patients were included in the s tudy. There was a slight male predominance (sex ratio=1.14). The median age was 67.76 years (range 37-89 years). The patients were operated mainly for colorectal cancer. The postoperative course was com plicated in 17 cases (morbidity = 27.4%). None of the criteria of morbidity of colorectal surgery was verified. The overall mortality rate was estimated at 11.29%. Only the age criterion (age> 70 years) was significantly checked as a criteria of colorectal surgery mortality (p <0.02). Advanced age is a fact or of mortality of colorectal surgery.

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