Frequency of Deep Venous Thrombosis after Abdominal Surgery
Objective: To determine the frequency of deep venous thrombosis after abdominal surgery. Study Design: Cross Sectional Study. Settings: Department of Surgery, Bolan Medical Complex, Quetta Pakistan. Duration: Six-months started from 14-06-2014 to 13-12-2014. Methodology: All patients with age 40 years to 70 years of either gender presented with ASA status I or II underwent major abdominal operations lasting more than 30 minutes were enrolled. Patients were followed for 7th postoperative day and final outcome that is DVT was assessed. Results: Patients mean age was 58.40 ±9.59 years. Female preponderance was found to be higher, i.e. 47 (53.40%). Mean BMI of the patients was 25.3 ±5.4Kg/m2. There were 58 (65.9%) patients with HTN, 34 (38.60%) smokers and 42 (47.70%) diabetic patients. There were 14 (15.90%) DVT cases were reported. Conclusion: The frequency of deep venous thrombosis was found in 14 (15.90) patients after abdominal surgery.