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Table 1 Surgical procedures and SSI rate in each procedure

From: Predictors of surgical site infections among patients undergoing major surgery at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania

Surgical Procedure SSI Positive SSI negative Total
Laparotomy 17 (27.9%) 44 (72.1%) 61
Open prostatectomy 8 (30.8%) 18 (69.8%) 26
Excisional Biopsy 7 (30.4%) 16 (69.4%) 23
Thyroidectomy 1 (4.8%) 20 (95.2%) 21
Appendicectomy 3 (15%) 17 (85%) 20
Herniotomy 0 (0.0%) 14(100%) 14
Spinal Bifida Repair 6 (46.2%) 7 (53.8%) 13
Mastectomy 5 (45.5%) 6 (55.5%) 11
Mayors Repair 3 (27.3%) 8 (62.7%) 11
Amputation 1 (12.5%) 7 (87.5%) 8
Cholecystectomy 1 (14.3%) 6 (85.7%) 7
Thoracotomy 4 (66.7%) 2 (33.3%) 6
Splenectomy 1 (33.3%) 2 (67.7%) 3
Cystolithotomy 1 (33.3%) 2 (67.7%) 3
Skull elevation 0 (0.0%) 3 (100%) 3
Others (20) 7 (35%) 13 (65%) 20
Total 65 (26%) 185 (74%) 250
  1. Others (Bronchotomy (1), Cleft lip repair (2), Contracture release (1), corrective osteotomy (2), mamoplasty (1), penis amputation (2), pinnaplasty (2), Stripping (1), Urethroplasty (2), Varicolectomy (1), Z-plasty (2)