Analysis of Port Site Complications & Measures to Prevent them


  • Rashid Murtaza Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Sarsawthi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, U.P., India.
  • Madhubala Gaur Professor & Head, Department of General Surgery, G.S. Medical College, Hapur, U.P., India.
  • Arun Kumar Tiwary Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
  • Shaleen Jain Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Sarsawthi Institute of Medical Sciences, Hapur, U.P., India.
  • Bhaskar Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, G.S. Medical College, Hapur, U.P., India.


Background: Port site complications following elective laparoscopic surgeries are rare. Port site infection is the most common complication.

Objectives: The study was conducted to analyze port site complications occurring in the patients undergoing laparoscopic surgeries and measures to prevent them.

Patients and Methods: Total 408 patients who underwent various laparoscopic surgeries were included in the study. Follow up was done for 3 months postoperatively. Port site was examined for any complication.

Result: Out of 408 patients 24 patients (5.88%) developed port site complications. 14 patients developed post site infection, 4 patients had port site discharge with sinus formation, 4 patients developed port site bleeding and 2 patients had port site hernia. No case of port site metastasis or visceral injury while port insertion were found. No patient had port site omental entrapment.

Conclusion: Minimally invasive surgery is a safe and effective with minimal complication.

How to cite this article:
Murtaza R, Gaur M, Tiwary AK, Jain S, Kumar B. Analysis of Port Site Complications & Measures to Prevent them. Int J HealthCare Edu & Med Inform 2020; 7(3&4): 1-5.



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