INTRODUCTION: To determine the risk factors and treatment process of surgical site infections after abdominal hysterectomy in a gynecology clinic
METHODS: 50 patients who had surgical site infection after abdominal hysterectomy throughout three years were analyzed and risk factors, treatment process are determined.
RESULTS: The occurrence of surgical site infections seen after abdominal hysterectomy was 2.1%. 45% had high body-mass indices; 30% had history of diabetes, were hospitalized at least 2 days before the operation and 96% stayed in operation table more than 60 minutes. 90% had superficial surgical site infection, 96% needed antibiotics, third generation cephalosporins were the first choice and 34% underwent secondary saturation. No other complication was observed.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Compared with existing data, our range is low and the risk factors are the same. To minimize surgical site infections, A multidiciplinary approach, attention to patient history, to existing risk factors, careful preoperative evaluation, strict adherence of the operation teams to standardized operation techniques, appropriate prophylaxis, postoperative patient care, effective surveillance and feedback are regarded as important