VOLUME 30 - NUMBER 51 - 2009

Morbidity and postoperative hospital stay in colorectal cancer surgery

  • Persiani R., Biondi A., Cananzi F.C.M., Tufo A., Vigorita V., Zoccali M., D'Ugo D.
  • Articolo Originale, 058-058
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  • Knowledge of clinical factors influencing length of postoperative stay and development of complications could allow an early identification of patients subgroups requiring different postoperative care and surveillance. The aim of this study was to identify factors that can predict morbidity, mortality and hospital stay after colorectal cancer surgery. In our series, surgical complication, rectal and left colon tumor localization, ASA score, extraperitoneal anastomosis, presence of stoma, neoadjuvant therapy and advanced age were associated with a postoperative stay. Severe postoperative complications were more frequent in male, ASA III-IV patients who underwent anterior resection.

  • KEY WORDS: colon, rectum, cancer surgery, hospitalization length, complications.