Chukwubuike Kevin Emeka

Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria


  • Research   
    Post-Operative Wound Complications Following Abdominal Surgery in Children: A Single Centre Experience
    Author(s): Chukwubuike Kevin Emeka*

    Background: Post-operative wound complication may be defined as any negative wound outcome as perceived either by the surgeon or by the patient. The aim of this study was to evaluate a single center’s experience with regards to the pattern and management outcome of post-operative wound complications in children who underwent abdominal surgery. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective study conducted on children who had laparotomy (emergency and elective) at the pediatric surgery unit of Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Enugu, Nigeria between January 2010 and December 2019. Results: A total of 1,914 laparotomies were performed during the study period but only 402 cases had post-operative wound complications, accounting for 21% of all the laparotomies. There was male predominance and chi.. Read More»

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