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Table 2 Reasons for readmission to critical care following oesophageal surgery for malignancy

From: Outcomes following oesophagectomy in patients with oesophageal cancer: a secondary analysis of the ICNARC Case Mix Programme Database

Reason Number of patients %
Medical   
   Respiratory 424 48.6%
   Cardiac 64 7.3%
   Sepsis, source unspecified 40 4.6%
   Renal 9 1.0%
   Neurological 11 1.3%
   Other medical complication 20 2.3%
Surgical   
   Anastomotic leak 171 19.6%
   Chyle leak 14 1.6%
   Other surgical cause 37 4.2%
Epidural care 13 1.5%
Unspecified 70 8%