Table 5

 Outcome of retroperitoneal laparostomy (open surgery)

SeriesPatients (n)InfectedMortalityComplications overall
>(bleeding/fistulas)
Fagniez 1989724097%33%50% (45%/45%)
Villazon 19917318100%22%38% (6%/32%)
Van Vyve 19937420 abscess20%25% (5%/20%)
Nakasaki 1999758100%25%65% (12.5%/?)