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Table 2 Distribution of patients according to post-operative complications (N = 52)

From: Hirschsprung’s disease in children: a five year experience at a University teaching hospital in northwestern Tanzania

Post operative complication Frequency Percentages
Colostomy-related complications (N = 49)   
Skin excoriations 23 46.9
Colostomy prolapse 21 42.9
Non-function 9 18.4
Colostomy retraction 8 16.3
Intestinal obstruction 2 4.1
Parastomal hernia 2 4.1
Complications related to definitive pull through (N = 37)   
Surgical site infections 12 32.4
Soiling 10 27.0
Wound dehiscence 5 13.5
Paralytic ileus 5 13.5
Anastomotic leak 2 5.4
Intra-abdominal sepsis 2 5.4
Fecal incontinency 2 5.4
Complications related to colostomy closure (N = 34)   
Surgical site infections 11 32.4
Wound gaping 6 17.6
Intestinal obstruction 2 5.9
Ugly incisional scar 2 5.9
General complications (N = 20)   
Pneumonia 4 20.0
Urinary tract infection 3 15.0
Septicemia 3 15.0