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Postoperative complications
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10.1093/med/9780198567301.003.0011
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date: 18 October 2019

Barry Whitlow

Postoperative collapse 230

Postoperative chest pain 232

Michelle Fynes

Postoperative abdominal distension 234

Postoperative pyrexia 238

Postoperative oliguria and anuria 242

Postoperative collapse is rare but requires very prompt action to avoid multisystem organ failure. The common causes/signs are:

Anoxia: e.g. inhilation of vomit/obstruction of airway/pneumonia. Usually there will be central cyanosis and a dramatic drop in oxygen saturation with an obstruction visible in the airway....

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