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Table 8 Morbidity and mortality between EUAS and non-EUAS groups

From: Radical surgery versus standard surgery for primary cytoreduction of bulky stage IIIC and IV ovarian cancer: an observational study

Complications EUAS group (n = 112) Non- EUAS group (n = 241)
Thoracentesis/chest tube placement 9(8.0 %) 4(1.7 %)
Pulmonaryembolism 1(0.9 %) 1(0.4 %)
Deep venous thrombosis 1(0.9 %) 0
Cerebral infarction 0 1(0.4 %)
Bowel obstruction 2(1.8 %) 8(3.3 %)
Wound infection 2(1.8 %) 2(0.8 %)
Abdominalinfections 1(0.9 %) 13(5.4 %)
Pneumonia 1(0.9 %) 1(0.4 %)
Urinary tract infection 0 1(0.4 %)
Gastroenteritis 1(0.9 %) 0
Heart failure/arrhythmia 1(0.9 %) 0
Relaparotomy for hemorrhage 1(0.9 %) 1 (0.4 %)
Blood transfusion for hemorrhage 0 2(0.8 %)
Median PRBC 0 8u/4ua
Intestinal fistula 0 1(0.4 %)
MSKCC Grade III/IVb 9 (8.0 %) 7 (2.9 %)
Mortality (MSKCC Grade V) 0 1(0.4 %)
  1. EUAS: extensive upper abdominal surgery. PRBC: Packed Red Blood Cell
  2. aTwo patients required blood transfusion for hemorrhage, with one received 8u PRBC and the other one received 4u PRBC. bMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) surgical secondary events gradingsystem, see reference