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Table 2 Reasons for emergency general surgery in the 444 patients according to findings in surgery

From: Applicability of the Clavien-Dindo classification to emergency surgical procedures: a retrospective cohort study on 444 consecutive patients

Condition Number of patients (%)
Uncomplicated intra-abdominal infection* 211 (47.5%)
Bowel obstruction 52 (11.7%)
Peritonitis 48 (10.8%)
Incarcerated hernia 34 (7.7%)
Diagnostic exploration - no findings 32 (7.2%)
Intra-abdominal abscess 15 (3.4%)
Extra abdominal infection 17 (3.8%)
Pancreatitis** 11 (2.5%)
Trauma 9 (2.0%)
Mesenteric ischemia 5 (1.1%)
Hemorrhage 4 (0.9%)
Hemorrhoids 3 (0.7%)
Biliary colic 3 (0.7%)
  1. *Includes uncomplicated appendicitis and cholecystitis and other uncomplicated infections.
  2. **Includes cholecystectomy for biliary pancreatitis, surgery for abdominal compartment syndrome and surgery for infected pancreatic necrosis.