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Table 4 Complications following nephrectomy

From: A retrospective study to assess the evaluation of living related kidney donors and their outcomes following nephrectomy at Kenyatta National Hospital

Variable Frequency (%)
Mortality 0
Immediate Complications
 Excessive bleeding 2 (2.4)
 Bowel injury 0
 Vascular injury 0
 Solid visceral organ injury 0
 Anaesthetic 0
Other complications
 Breach of pleural space 3 (3.6)
 Breach peritoneum 1 (1.2)
Post-operative complications Early
 Bleeding 2 (2.4)
 Ileus 27 (32.1)
 Wound infection 5 (6.0)
 UTI 2 (2.4)
 Pneumonia 2 (2.4)
 Atelectasis 18 (21.4)
 DVT 0
Post-operative complications Late
 Persistent pain 57 (67.9)
 Hernia 0
 Paraesthesia/numbness 13 (15.5)
  1. The commonest early postoperative complication was ileus followed by atelectasis. There was no mortality in this cohort. Late complications were minimal but included paraesthesiae and persistent pain
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