Dr. Apoorva Sharma, Dr. Snehal Nachiket Purandare


The frequency of post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after emergency laparotomies are
incompletely understood. These are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, thereby leading
to poorer outcomes. PPCs combine infectious causes like pneumonia, respiratory failure, along with acute exacerbations of
pulmonary diseases. The commonest cause for development of PPCs is the length of the incision taken at time of surgery and the
time lag between patient mobilization and extubation.


PPC, Emergency, Laparotomy, Pneumonia

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