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Table 9 Morbidity and mortality by surgeons

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

Complications Team A (n = 116) Team B (n = 237)
Thoracentesis/chest tube placement 6(5.2 %) 7(3.0 %)
Pulmonaryembolism 1(0.9 %) 1(0.4 %)
Deep venous thrombosis 0 1(0.4 %)
Cerebral infarction 1(0.9 %) 0
Bowel obstruction 0(0.9 %) 10(4.2 %)
Wound infection 1(0.9 %) 3(1.3 %)
Abdominal infections 4(3.4 %) 10(4.2 %)
Pneumonia 0 2(0.8 %)
Urinary tract infection 0 1(0.4 %)
Gastroenteritis 1(0.9 %) 0
Heart failure/arrhythmia 1(0.9 %) 0
Relaparotomy for hemorrhage 0(0.0 %) 2 (0.8 %)
Blood transfusion for hemorrhage 0 2(0.8 %)
Intestinal fistula 0 1(0.4 %)
MSKCC Grade III/IV 7 (6.0 %) 9 (3.8 %)
Mortality (MSKCC Grade V) 0 1(0.4 %)
  1. Team A did 82 cases (73.2 %) radical surgery; and Team B only did 30 (26.8 %) radical surgery
  2. There were 2 cases of relaparotomy for hemorrhage, 2 blood transfusion for hemorrhage, 1 intestinal fistula and 1 death in Team B, with no case in Team A. Since there were more radical surgery in Team A, 6 cases (5.2 %) had chest tube placement in Team A, compared with 7 (3.0 %) in Team B