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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 63-70

Surgical site infection in colorectal surgery

Department of Colorectal Surgery, SKIMS, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Arshad Ahmed Baba
Department of Colorectal Surgery, SKIMS, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCS.IJCS_12_18

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SSI is a common complication following colorectal surgeries. We present data on the incidence of the same and the factors attributed for its causation at our centre which is a tertiary care centre and a high volume centre for colorectal surgeries. Of the total 538 patients, 316 (58.7%) were males while 222 (41.3%) were females. Mean age of the patients was 47.36±15.57 years, with a minimum age of 18 years and a maximum of 85 years. Elective procedures contributed for 84.01% (452) while 15.98% (86) cases were performed as emergency procedures. Of the total 538 patients 452 patients were electively operated, of which 67 (14.8%) developed SSIs. In emergency procedures 86 patient were operated, of which 31 (36.0%) developed SSI. In our study, total SSI was observed in 67 cases, of which superficial SSI were 46 (68.65%), and deep SSI cases, were11 (16.4%), and organ space SSI cases were 10 (14.9%).

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