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The Outcome of Damage Control Surgery at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital


Mohammed AL Abri*

General Surgery Program, university of British Colombia, Canada

Correspondence to Author: Mohammed AL Abri


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 01/01/2014 to 17/09/2019. 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 theater was statically significant. The median of time need to complete clos 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.


Mohammed AL Abri. The Outcome of Damage Control Surgery at Sultan Qaboos University Hospita. World Journal of Clinical Surgery 2023.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: World Journal of Clinical Surgery
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2766-6182
  • DOI: 10.52338/wjsurgy
  • Short Name: WJCSR
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
  • Submission to acceptance: 25 days
  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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