International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024


Port Site Infections Following Laparoscopic Surgeries

Dr. Kamrun Nahar | Dr. Deborsee Narayan Kalita | Dr. Debo Kumar Choudhury | Dr. Nipan Das | Dr. Md Moinul Hoque Chowdhary


Abstract: This study investigates the incidence, risk factors, and prevention strategies for port site infections PSI following laparoscopic surgeries, using a hospital - based prospective observational approach at the Department of General Surgery, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Barpeta, Assam, over one year. A total of 195 patients who underwent various laparoscopic procedures were analyzed, with laparoscopic cholecystectomy being the most common. The overall complication rate of PSI was found to be 7.68, with a notable association with patient age, gender, body mass index BMI, the presence of comorbidities, and the specific type of port used. The study also highlights the significant role of intraoperative spillage of contents in the development of PSIs. The treatment of PSI involved empirical antibiotics, guided by wound culture sensitivity, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most common causative organism. The findings underscore the importance of strict sterilization protocols and the careful handling of specimens to minimize the risk of PSIs, which are preventable yet significant complications of laparoscopic surgery.


Keywords: Laparoscopic surgery, port site infections, sterilization techniques, risk factors, prevention strategies


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,


Pages: 1335 - 1337


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