PATTERN OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY

Intestinal Obstruction

  • Jahangir Sarwar Khan Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi
  • Junaid Alam Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi
  • Hamid Hassan Rawalpindi Medical College Rawalpindi
  • Mohammad Iqbal Shifa College of Medicine
Keywords: Intestinal obstruction, obstructed inguinal hernia, adhesions

Abstract

Objective: To determine the pattern of Intestinal Obstruction in local settings.

Design and Duration of Study: This is a descriptive study of 100 cases of intestinal obstruction from January 2001 to December 2003

Setting: Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi.

Patients and Methods: 100 cases of intestinal obstruction collected from Rawalpindi General Hospital from January 2001 to December 2003. The data of all patients was analyzed as regards to presentation, treatment and outcome.

Results: Total number of cases presented with intestinal obstruction requiring operative management was 100.  Among them 81 were males & 19 were females.  As far as the age distribution is concerned the age range was 5 months to 82 years. Mean age was 33 years. In our study commonest cause of intestinal obstruction was obstructed inguinal hernia followed by adhesions. Commonest postoperative complication encountered was postoperative fever & wound infection. In our study frequency of mortality was 7 (7%).

Conclusion: Despite all the improvements in the health care system, inguinal hernias are the commonest cause of intestinal obstruction in our setup.

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Published
2007-12-31
How to Cite
Khan, J., Alam, J., Hassan, H., & Iqbal, M. (2007). PATTERN OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY. PAFMJ, 57(4), 295-299. Retrieved from https://www.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/514
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