Asmat-Ullah Kakar, Habib-Ullah Mundokhail, Bashir Ahmed Agha, Mohammad Dawood Khan

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Determine the Frequency of Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Primary Repair of Cleft Lip

Asmat-Ullah Kakar, Habib-Ullah Mundokhail, Bashir Ahmed Agha, Mohammad Dawood Khan



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ABSTRACT

 

Aim: To examine the postoperative complications in patients undergoing primary repair of cleft lip.

Study design: Retrospective/Observational

Place and duration of study: ENT Department & Paediatric Surgery Department, Civil Hospital Quetta and Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta from 1st March 2019 to 31st March 2020.

Methods: Thirty two children of both genders with ages 9 months to 5 years undergoing primary repair of cleft lip were enrolled. Patient’s detailed demographics were recorded after taking written consent from parents/guardian. Postoperative complications were recorded.

Results: There were 20 (62.5%) were males while 12 (37.5%) were females. 18 (56.25%) patients were ages <2 years and 14 (43.75%) were ages above 2 years. 22 (68.75%) patients had unilateral and 10 (31.25%) had bilateral cleft lip. Postoperative complications found in 8 (25%) patients, among these wound infection found in 2 (6.25%) patients, 2 (6.25%) had bleeding, 1 (3.13%) patient had wound dehiscence, fistula developed in 1 (3.13%), 1 (3.13%) patients had respiratory tract infection, 1 (3.13%) patient had hypertrophic scar.

Conclusion: The frequency of early postoperative complication was 32.25% while 75% patients had no complication after primary repair of cleft lip.

Keywords: Cleft lip, Primary repair, Children, Postoperative complications



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