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Table 3 Perioperative complications

From: Prospective phase II study of preoperative short-course radiotherapy for rectal cancer with twice daily fractions of 2.9 Gy to a total dose of 29 Gy - Long-term results

Perioperative complication Number of patients (%)
Death 4 (3.4)
Anastomotic leakage 10 (8.5)
Wound infection 9 (7.6)
Wound dehiscence 3 (2.5)
Ileus 2 (1.7)
Postoperative hemorrhage 2 (1.7)
Colo-cutaneous fistula 1 (0.8)