A cross-sectional study to know the results of intestinal obstruction surgery in children in Iraq

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Hawkar A. Kayyat
Tareq Jawad kadem Al-Rubayee
Siamand Yahya Salim
Rifaat Hassan Ali
Ali Tariq Thanoon Yahya
Ali Qais Abdulkafi
Abbas AbdulWahhab Jumaah


cross, intenstional, children, sectional.


This paper aims to know the results of intestinal obstruction surgery in children in Iraq and. In this research was recruited included 60 patients from Iraqi pediatric patients in different hospitals in Iraq with ages from one month and fifteen years with the period year 2020-2021 analyzed data and demographic results according to using Excel and SPSS programs in addition to the (Epi Info TM) program. The results were found in this paper 60 patients collected with ages from one month to 15 months; patients were distributed
according to sex (for 34 Boys with, 56.67% - Girls for, 26 patients with, 43.33%, In this study, causes of Intestinal Obstruction were identified and were the most prevalent were Inguinoscrotal hernia for 22 patients with 36.67%, Intussusception for 19 patients with 31.67%, Umbilical Hernia for 11 with 18.33%, Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis for eight patients with 13.33%. As, Postoperative complications were studied, and the most prevalent among children was the surgical infection for 18 patients with 30% followed by small bowel fistula for 15 patients with 25%. In conclusion, bowel obstruction is more prevalent and affects newborns as a result of postoperative complications. Intussusception is the most common cause affecting infants and children from other complications

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