Table 7

Incidence of bowel complication related to the type of surgery performed on the bowel

Type of bowel surgeryNumber of operationsUBI (n (%))Leak (n (%))Fistula (n (%))Total (n (%))
No bowel surgery17406 (0.3)3 (0.2)2 (0.1)11 (0.6)
Shaved274618 (0.7)6 (0.2)5 (0.2)29 (1.1)
Disc resection540 (0.0)4 (7.4)3 (5.6)5 (9.3)
Segmental resection1814 (2.2)4 (2.2)2 (1.1)7 (3.9)
Total472128 (0.6)17 (0.4)12 (0.3)52 (1.1)
  • Unexpected bowel injury (UBI) at the time of surgery. Leak=any bowel leak identified after primary surgery. Fistula formation is a late complication from surgery.