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Table 2 Complications

From: Enhanced recovery after vascular surgery: protocol for a systematic review

Procedure Immediately Post-operative Within 30-days
Carotid TIA/CVA Bleeding Cranial Nerve injury –VII (Marginal Mandibular branch), X, XII Cardiovascular (myocardial infarction; Arrhythmias, Hypotension, Hypertension) Reperfusion Injury Infection (respiratory; urinary tract; surgical site) Immediately Post-operative complications plus: Mortality Delayed Infection Pseudoaneurysm Cranial hemorrhage Recurrent Carotid Stenosis
Aneurysm (Open & Endovascular) Cardiovascular (myocardial infarction; stroke; Arrhythmias) Renal failure Surgical site hematoma or bleeding Infection (respiratory; urinary tract; surgical site) Wound Dehiscence Pulmonary embolism/Deep Vein Thrombosis
Endoleak (specific to endovascular repair)
Immediately post-operative complications plus: Open Mortality Nerve injury (Sexual dysfunction/ED) Incisional Hernia Small Bowel Obstruction Aorto-duodenal fistula Graft Infection Occlusion/Thrombosis Recurrent Aneurysm
Endovascular Mortality Graft Infection Lymph Leak Endoleak +/- need for re-intervention Recurrent/Enlarging AAA Aorto-duodenal fistula
Bypasses Cardiovascular (myocardial infarction; stroke; Arrhythmias) Infection (respiratory; urinary; surgical site) Leg edema Hemorrhage Reperfusion Injury Neuropraxia (nerve palsy) Pulmonary embolism/Deep vein Thrombosis Graft occlusion Graft infection Immediately post-operative complications plus: Mortality Nerve injury (Sexual dysfunction/ED) Neurogenic pain Amputation
Amputation Cardiovascular (myocardial infarction; heart failure; stroke; arrhythmia; renal failure) Poor/failed healing of stump Infection (respiratory; urinary; surgical site) Incisional stump pain Hematoma Falls Immediately post-operative complications plus: Phantom limb pain Mortality Stump edema Dehiscence Tissue necrosis Osteomyelitis Pressure necrosis at site of bone transection