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Table 5 Complications in the postoperative period

From: Clinical Phase I/II trial to Investigate Preoperative Dose-Escalated Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) in patients with retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma: interim analysis

Complication All grades 1 2 3a 3b 4b 5
GI        
Functional bowel obstruction 5 1 3 1    
Pancreatic fistula/leakage 5    5**    
Intraabdominal bleeding 3      2 1
Bowel/anastomotic leakage 2      1 1
Bloating/distension 2 1 1     
Constipation 2 2      
Diarrhea 2 2      
Ascites 1    1    
Ulcus ventriculi/duodeni 1   1     
Infection* 2   1    1  
Wound complication        
Wound healing disturbance 5 2 1 1 1   
Lymph edema 3 3      
Lymph fistula 1   1     
Decubitus 1 1      
Hematoma 1     1   
Neuropathy        
Motor neuropathy/weakness 5 5      
Sensory neuropathy 5 5      
GU        
Renal failure 5 5      
Cystitis/infection 4   4     
Ureter obstruction 2 2      
Urinary incontinence 1 1      
Scrotal edema 1 1      
Cardiac/vascular        
Av block 1    1    
Ventricular dysfunction 1      1  
Hypertension 1   1     
Deep vein thrombosis 1   1     
Pulmonary        
Pleural effusion 2 1 1     
Pneumothorax 1    1    
Hematological        
Anemia 2 1 1     
Leucopenia 1 1      
  1. GI: gastrointestinal, GU: genitourinary, *not leakage/fistula associated, **managed with CT-guided drainage procedures.
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