Table 4

Operating room procedures

DCL
(n=18)
DEF
(n=21)
Procedures
 Hepatorrhaphy7 (39%)5 (24%)
 Gastrorrhaphy3 (17%)5 (24%)
 Enterrorhaphy3 (17%)6 (29%)
 Enterectomy5 (28%)4 (19%)
 Colorrhaphy1 (6%)0 (0%)
 Colectomy4 (22%)9 (43%)
 Renorrhaphy0 (0%)3 (14%)
 Nephrectomy1 (6%)2 (10%)
 Splenorrhaphy2 (11%)0 (0%)
 Splenectomy5 (28%)11 (52%)
 Major venous repair0 (0%)1 (5%)
 Major arterial repair0 (0%)0 (0%)
 Thoracotomy/Sternotomy1 (6%)2 (10%)
Damage control specific
Indication for DCL
 Second look7 (39%)5 (24%)
 Hemodynamic instability8 (44%)10 (48%)
 Expedite CT/ICU2 (11%)6 (29%)
 Contamination1 (6%)0 (0%)
Initial delayed fascial closure17 (100%)2/2 (100%)
Intestinal discontinuity2/7 (29%)2/3 (67%)
  • Categorical data presented as: number (%).

  • DCL, damage control laparotomy; DEF, definitive laparotomy; ICU, intensive care unit.