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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-141

The study of risk factors in the development of postlaparotomy incisional hernias - a study from tertiary care centre


1 Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery; Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, India
3 Post Graduate Student, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
G Laxmana Sastry
Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery; Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-7006.301980

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Incisional Hernia is a long term complication of laparotomy. Its exact frequency varies but is around 10 -15 %. The Aim of the study is to assess the risk factors in the development of incisional hernia with one, or in various combinations such as Age, Sex ,Obesity, History of previous wound infection, The type of incision used and The number of previous operations through the same incision are studied. Longitudinal study of 100 patients with incisional hernia admitted to surgical wards of Yashoda Hospital during May 2012 to April 2014. Post operative wound infection at previous surgery & repeated surgeries through the same incision are associated risk factors for development of incisional hernia.


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