Article Abstract

Developing a risk assessment tool for prolonged postoperative ileus

Authors: Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar, Michael J. Stamos


Despite advancements in surgical treatment over the past decade, prolonged postoperative ileus (PPOI) continues to remain a challenging entity following major abdominal operations. After abdominal surgery, a typical period of 4–5 days of reduced or abnormal intestinal function is considered a standard portion of the postoperative recovery phase (1).