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

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

Laxmana Sastry G 1, M. Siva Rama Krishna Rao 2, Swathi 3        

1Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery; Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad

2Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad

3Post Graduate Student, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad

Corresponding Author:

Dr. Laxmana Sastry G



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.

Key words: Laparotomy; Incisional hernia, tertiary care centre


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