FREQUENCY OF WOUND INFECTION FOLLOWING INTESTINAL STOMA CLOSURE
OBJECTIVE: To know the incidence of wound infection following intestinal stoma closure
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted in surgical “D” unit, Lady Reading Hospital
Peshawar. Total 99 patients requiring stoma closure were included in the study from 1st June 2013 to 1st June 2014.
Closure was done on the next day of admission. Patients were advised to report to OPD if they develop wound infection
in between follow up visits. Data were collected using a specially designed proforma. SPSS version 19.0 was used for
the data entry and analysis.
RESULTS: A total 99 patients with intestinal stoma who underwent stoma closure in which 74(74.74%) were male
and 25(25.18%) were female patients. Colostomy was done in 59(59.6%) patients and ileostomy was carried out in
40(40.4%) of patients. The age ranged from 13 to 70 years. Average age was 34.69 years ±16.5SD. 9(9.09%) of patient
having wound infections were observed during the hospital. After 14-days of post-op follow up, wound infection was
recorded in 5(5.05%) patients, at 21 days of follow-up it was seen in 5(5.05%) patients and at 30th day of post-op follow
up decreased to just 4(4.04%). Average hospital stay was 4.96 days + 2.06SD with a range of 3-10 days.
CONCLUSION: Wound infection in intestinal stoma closure does not result in major morbidity in our setup and is of
comparable incidence to national and international studies.
KEY WORDS: Colostomy, Ileostomy, Indications, Complications