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I-Score for Prolonged Postoperative Ileus After Colorectal Surgery

Purpose:

To identify a patient at risk for prolonged ileus following colorectal surgery using the I-score of Vather et al.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Orthopedic Surgery
General Surgery

Objective:

complications, surgery

ICD-10:

K91.3

Description:

Vather et al developed a score (I-score) for predicting the risk of prolonged ileus following colorectal surgery. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Auckland and Auckland District Health Board.

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