Complications - Appendectomy, open

  1. Intraoperative complications

    • Injury to other bowel segments
      In case of clear focus no further exploration.
    • Vascular injury
      Avoid “yanking” at the mesentery.
    • Nerve injury
      Do not place the incision too far caudad (ilioinguinal nerve).
Postoperative complications

Secondary healing Open wound, lavage and dress “wet” twice daily.Intraabdominal abscess Requires re

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