Stein G. Larsen MD
Recently updated 06.04.2014
Oslo University Hospital
- The patient may be mobilized as early as possible.
- The patient may start to eat and drink on the first postoperative day.
- Bladder catheter is removed on the first postoperative day or when the patient is mobilized.
- The drain is removed when there is no longer fresh blood, usually after 2-3 days.
- The epidural catheter is removed usually after 2-3 days and the patient is given oral analgesic.
- The time of discharge depends on what type of resection is performed and possible complications.
Complications from surgery
- Cardiopulmonary complications depend on the patient general health status, operation length and extensiveness.
- In a colon resection, postoperative mortality is 0-2%.
- Leakage from the bladder/urether can occur.
- Anastomosis leakage can occur.
- Ventral hernias in the abdominal wound can occur
- Postoperative ileus can occur.
- Functional handicaps depend on which organs are resected.
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