• Sherina Ivanka Satya Program Studi Kedokteran, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Mulawarman
  • Fritz Nahusuly Laboratorium Ilmu Bedah, Fakiultas Kedokteran Universitas Mulawarman
  • Sulistiawati Sulistiawati Loboratoirum Ilmu Pendidikan Kedokteran, Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Mulawarman
Keywords: appendectomy, appendicitis, drain


Appendicitis is an abdominal emergency case that requires emergency surgery. The operative treatment was appendectomy. Postoperative complications can be reduced through various means such as intra-abdominal drain installment after surgery, antibiotics, delaying wound closure or laparoscopic surgical techniques. Installation of an intra-abdominal drain is the most familiar method used compared to other methods. This study aims to determine the characteristics of patients who have drain installed after appendectomy at Abdul Wahab Sjahranie Hospital, Samarinda. This research is descriptive research. Research data obtained as secondary data of appendectomy patients recorded in inpatient medical records in 2019-2020. The samples obtained were 36 samples using purposive sampling technique. The results showed that 75% of patients were found, which is more common than women with an average age of 33 years. Most patients diagnosed with drainage after appendectomy were perforated appendicitis, which was 86%. The largest body mass index in pediatric patients is normal weight, which is 64.3%, while in adults is excess weight, which is 45.5%. There are only 3% of patients who experience surgical wound infection as a postoperative complication.


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