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Peritoneal based Malignancies

Peritoneal based Malignancies - Other Information

Some of the possible complications following CRS and HIPEC are listed below. Selected complications are explained in detail below. More information will be provided by your surgeon. 

Early postoperative 
  • Anastomotic leak – a serious post-surgery complication that can lead to severe intra-abdominal infection 
  • Postoperative bleeding 
  • Wound infection 
  • Intra-abdominal infection/collections 
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 
  • Chest infection 
  • Urinary tract infection 
  • Prolonged ileus 
  • Electrolyte disturbances 
  • Immunosuppression 

Late postoperative complications 
  • Intra-abdominal infection/collections 
  • Entero-cutaneous fistula – abnormal connection forms between skin and intestines causing discharge of intestinal content through the skin 
  • Intestinal obstruction 
  • Bladder and sexual dysfunction (for pelvic dissection cases) 
  • Stoma-related complications

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