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  • Impact Factor: 1.989**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2637-4625
  • DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625
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Major Scope

  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Surgical Procedures
  •  Gynecological Surgery
  •  Urological Surgery
  •  Ophthalmology
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery
  •  Dental Surgery


Citation: World J Surg Surg Res. 2022;5(1):1428.DOI: 10.25107/2637-4625.1428

The Outcome of Damage Control Surgery at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

Abri MA, Snani SA, Almayahi J, Sharqi AA and Qadhi HA

General Surgery Program, University of British Colombia, Canada
College of Medicine and Health Science, Muscat, Oman
General Surgery Program, Oman Medical Specialty Board, Muscat, Oman
Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

*Correspondance to: Mohammed AL Abri 

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Background: Damage Control Surgery (DCS) is a type of surgery that is used to save trauma patients who are hemodynamically abnormal and had abdominal trauma. It is used to stabilize the physiology of the body rather than anatomy to prevent the patients from the lethal triad of trauma.
Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study was conducted at the department of surgery at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH). This study included all patients who underwent damage control surgery for trauma from January 01st, 2014 to September 17th, 2019. Data was collected from the Hospital information system (Track care) and was analyzed by SPSS software version 23.
Results: There was a total number 40 patients who underwent DCS and enrolled in this study. The maximum number of DCS was in 2018 with 10 cases followed by 2017 with 9 cases. The correlation between the mechanism of injury duration of shifting from emergency room to operation theatre was statically significant. The median of time needs to complete close of the abdomen was one day.
Conclusion: There was a high mortality rate among DCS patients at SQUH. However, there was no correlation between the duration of shifting patient from ER to OT and duration of surgery with the mortality rate. However, the sample size was small and we only included one trauma center, so further study is needed to investigate the outcome of DCS in Oman.


Damage control surgery; Trauma; Mortality

Cite the Article:

Abri MA, Snani SA, Almayahi J, Sharqi AA, Qadhi HA. The Outcome of Damage Control Surgery at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. World J Surg Surgical Res. 2022; 5: 1428..

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