MPS  Vol.3 No.3 , July 2013
A Short Term Review of Operated Cases in the Plastic Surgery Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
ABSTRACT

Introduction: Surgical problems are of much disturbance to the world and should therefore be given serious attention. The prevalence of these surgical problems, has made plastic surgery become a broadly relevant and acceptable way for addressing problems like injuries, congenital anomalies, surgical infections and malignancies among others. Aim: This study is to quantify and characterize surgical procedures done in the plastic surgery theatre located in the new Accident and Emergency (A & E) Building of KATH. Materials and Methods: Data were obtained from the Operation Register/Theatre Books in the plastic surgery theatre at the A & E Centre on cases operated on from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2012. Data entry, presentation and analysis were done using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 20.0 version. Results: Adults formed the majority of patients who sought for plastic surgery with a percentage of 70.3%. The male patients also outnumbered the females recording (61.5%) out of the total number of patients. Most of the cases recorded were acquired cases (93.2%). Reconstructive surgery was the commonest operation performed (30%); in 53.8% cases general anaesthesia was used. Conclusion: Among all the procedures used reconstructive surgery was the commonest surgery performed in the unit and general anaesthesia was the most type of anaesthesia used for the operations.


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P. Agbenorku, P. Hoyte-Williams and I. Omari, "A Short Term Review of Operated Cases in the Plastic Surgery Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 100-103. doi: 10.4236/mps.2013.33020.
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