Table 3

In-hospital complications

 All PILs
n=32 (%)
Complication mentionedNumerical quantification of risk
Anastomotic leak28 (87.5)7 (21.9)
Chyle leak5 (15.6)2 (6.3)
Respiratory complications30 (93.8)2 (6.3)
Cardiac complications18 (56.3)2 (6.3)
Voice changes9 (28.1)1 (3.1)
Conduit ischaemia/necrosis3 (9.4)2 (6.3)
Wound infection25 (78.1)2 (6.3)
Bleeding19 (59.4)1 (3.1)
DVT/PE28 (87.5)0 (0)
Reoperation14 (43.8)1 (3.1)
Return to ITU4 (12.5)1 (3.1)
Inoperability11 (34.3)1 (3.1)
Death17 (53.1)11 (34.3)
  • DVT, deep vein thrombosis; ITU, intensive therapy unit; PE, pulmonary embolism; PIL, patient information leaflet.