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Table 1 Types of surgical procedures performed (n = 872)

From: Abdominal fascia closure following elective midline laparotomy: a surgical experience at a tertiary care hospital in Tanzania

Specialty Type of surgical procedures Number of patients Percentages
General surgery (n = 462, 53.0%) Tumor resection 206 44.5
Gastro-jejunostomy 61 13.2
Gastrectomy 50 10.8
Splenectomy 48 10.4
Cholecystojejunostomy 40 8.7
Gastro-cystostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst 14 3.0
Sigmoid colectomy for redundant sigmoid colon 10 2.2
Others 33 7.1
Urology (n = 216, 24.8%) Open prostatectomy 96 44.4
Nephrectomy 36 16.7
Nephrolithotomy 32 14.8
Ureteric implantation 32 14.8
Others 20 9.3
Gynecological (n = 194, 22.2%) TAH 98 50.5
Tubo-ovarian mass excision 62 32.0
Others 34 17.5