Treatment of Postoperative Complications After Digestive Surgery

  • Miguel A. Cuesta
  • H. Jaap Bonjer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alexander A. F. A. Veenhof, Colin Sietses, Miguel A. Cuesta
    Pages 1-5
  3. Thilo Welsch, Markus W. Büchler
    Pages 7-12
  4. Suzanne S. Gisbertz, Jennifer Straatman, Miguel A. Cuesta
    Pages 27-33
  5. Antonio M. de Lacy, Salvadora Delgado, Miguel A. Cuesta
    Pages 35-46
  6. Christine Vermeulen, Willem A. Bemelman, Miguel A. Cuesta
    Pages 47-52
  7. Rachel L. G. M. Blom, Donald L. van der Peet, Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen
    Pages 53-73
  8. Jose Luis Garcia Sabrido, Wenceslao Vasquez Jimenez
    Pages 75-100
  9. Frits J. Berends, Ignace M. C. Janssen
    Pages 101-122
  10. Pascual Parrilla Paricio, Ricardo Robles Campos, Francisco Sánchez Bueno
    Pages 123-142
  11. Klaske A. C. Booij, Dirk J. Gouma, Thomas M. van Gulik, Olivier R. C. Busch
    Pages 143-159
  12. Johanna A. M. G. Tol, Thomas M. van Gulik, Olivier R. C. Busch, Dirk J. Gouma
    Pages 171-190
  13. Cesar Reategui, Badma Bashankaev, Steven D. Wexner
    Pages 229-246
  14. Christopher Thorn, Janindra Warusavitarne
    Pages 267-285
  15. Miguel A. Cuesta, Jurriaan B. Tuynman
    Pages 313-317
  16. Miguel A. Cuesta, H. Jaap Bonjer
    Pages 323-324
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 325-332

About this book


Any surgical intervention, elective or acute, may lead to postoperative complications. Moreover, the pertaining approach - laparoscopic or open - will probably not differ in the morbidity rate after surgery.

Complications that occur after a surgical intervention can be classified as major or minor. Major complications to the digestive tract after surgery imply in most of cases a leakage of an anastomosis, bleeding in the abdominal cavity or in the tract, the appearance of intraperitoneal abscesses, or surgical site infections and wound dehiscence. These complications, depending on the organ affected, upper GI, HPB tract or colorectal, are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early suspicion and diagnosis, followed by an early and effective treatment is imperative in order to reduce the morbidity and mortality.

Adequate treatment will involve a good coordination of the three disciplines involved in  treatment: the surgeon, the intervention radiologist, and the gastroenterologist.

Approach of these postoperative complications is changing constantly and these changes are not properly known by general and more specialized digestive surgeons daily involved in the treatment of these diseases.

The proposal for this book is to offer a systematic description of the most frequent complications occurring in the three above mentioned parts of the digestive tract. In this way, the reader will have access to a practical book in which every current complication can be easily recognized, along with relevant information as guide for an adequate treatment.


Endocrinology Gastroenterology

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel A. Cuesta
    • 1
  • H. Jaap Bonjer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryVU University Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryVU University Medical CentreAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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