Year : 2015 | Volume : 3 | Issue : 2 | Page : 89 - 91  

Original Articles
A study of surgical profile of mastitis in postnatal women

1Professor and HOD, Department of Surgery, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women

2Associate Professor, Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

3 Senior Resident, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad

4Professor of Surgery, Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Medchal

Corresponding Author:

Dr. P Kameshwari Prasad



Background: Mastitis caused by staphylococcus aureus in postnatal and lactating women is quite common problem, especially in women of rural background and women from areas where there is lack of counseling regarding lactation.

Objectives: To study the predisposing factors, incidence rate & management options among postanatal women with mastitis.

Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted at MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences, Ghanpur, Medchal. The study documents 50 clinically diagnosed cases of mastitis in postnatal & lactating women up to 2 years.

Results: Incidence of mastitis was 0.9%. Out of 50 patients, 34% patients were managed conservatively, 24% required aspiration under local anesthesia & 42% required incision and drainage under general anesthesia.

Conclusion: In our study, lack of lactational counseling was major predisposing factors for mastitis. Majority of cases were cured by incision & drainage.

Key words: Mastitis; Abscess; Aspiration; Incision & drainage.


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