Wound Healing After Anorectal Surgery in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Patients

Edmund C. Burke, Susan Orloff, Christopher E. Freise, James R. Macho, William P. Schecter

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Abstract

Medical records of 52 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients who underwent a total of 80 anorectal operations from January 1985 to January 1990 were retrospectively reviewed to determined whether anorectal surgical wounds healed in HIV-infected patients and the mean survival time of these patients after surgery. Twenty-four operations were performed in asymptomatic HIV-infected patients, 19 in HIV-infected patients with persistent lymphadenopathy, and 37 in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Wounds healed in 49 patients (94%). The mortality rate 30 days after surgery was 2%. There were no major complications. The mean survival time of HIV-infected patients after surgery was 15 months. We conclude that anorectal surgical wounds heal in most HIV-infected patients and that the survival time after surgery of HIV-infected patients with anorectal disease justifies appropriate surgical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1267-1271
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume126
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Wound Healing
HIV
Rectal Diseases
Survival Rate
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Medical Records
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Survival
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries

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Wound Healing After Anorectal Surgery in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Patients. / Burke, Edmund C.; Orloff, Susan; Freise, Christopher E.; Macho, James R.; Schecter, William P.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 126, No. 10, 1991, p. 1267-1271.

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Burke, Edmund C. ; Orloff, Susan ; Freise, Christopher E. ; Macho, James R. ; Schecter, William P. / Wound Healing After Anorectal Surgery in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected Patients. In: Archives of Surgery. 1991 ; Vol. 126, No. 10. pp. 1267-1271.
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