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Definition of Complications, postoperative

Complications, postoperative: Postoperative problems affecting patients after surgery.

Postoperative complications may (or may not) be directly related to the disease for which the surgery was done or to the surgery itself.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11018
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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