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Ashishkumar Kharadi
Ajay Mahendra Tiwari
Dhagash Gautamkumar Patel
Pratikkumar Parker


Laparotomy, Acute Abdomen, Postoperative Complications, Respiration Disorders


Background and Objectives: Relaparotomy is a significant post-operative complication that necessitates careful consideration by surgeons. It refers to subsequent surgical procedures performed during the hospitalization period that are associated with the initial surgery. The incidence rate of relaparotomy varies between 0.5% and 15%, with a higher occurrence observed in gastrointestinal surgeries. Redo laparotomies can be classified as "on demand" or "planned," depending on the circumstances. The objective of this research was to assess the results of relaparotomies in surgical patients.

Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was done at a tertiary care hospital to evaluate the role and outcomes of patients requiring relaparotomies. The study included patients of both genders, aged 18 years or older, presenting with acute abdomen and undergoing laparotomy, subsequently requiring relaparotomy. Patients who were unwilling to participate or had immunocompromised status and comorbidities such as cardiac or respiratory disease, or organ failure were excluded from the study.


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