Table 3

Intraoperative abdominal organ injury related to infectious complications

Type of injury*Total
(n=97)
No infectious complications (n=41)Infectious complications (n=56)
No injury†413
Solid organ injury462026
Hollow viscus injury281117
Large abdominal vessels532
Abdominal wall/diaphragm1477
  • P=N.S.

  • *71 patients had 97 intra-abdominal injuries.

  • †All four patients without intra-abdominal injuries had pelvic packing for a pelvic fracture associated retroperitoneal hematoma.