A prospective Study to assess Periorbital Edema among Patients after Craniotomy at selected hospitals, Coimbatore.
craniotomy, peri-orbital edema, Surgeon Periorbital Rating Edema and Ecchymosis Scale
Patients can have surgery related complications such as hematomas, peri-orbital edema as a consequence of surgical injury during the immediate postoperative phase of craniotomy. Objectives: To assess the peri-orbital edema among patients of supra-tentorial craniotomy. To find out the association between the grade of periorbital edema and selected variables. Methodology: A prospective study was conducted to assess the peri-orbital edema among patients of craniotomy, 30 patients were included. Ethical clearance was obtained from Institute Ethics Committee. Consecutive sampling technique was used. The patient information sheet was given to adult patient with peri-orbital edema after craniotomy. Peri-orbital edema was assessed by using. Surgeon Periorbital Rating Edema and Ecchymosis Scale (SPREE Results: The prevalence, as well as severity of peri-orbital edema after craniotomy was increased and were presented using descriptive statistics. 25 patients (83.3%) were having the grade 4 periorbital edema indicate the full closure of the eye. and the remaining 5patients were having the grade 3(16.66%) periorbital edema indicate the full coverage of iris with swollen eyelids. Conclusion: It is very important to assess peri-orbital edema so that appropriate intervention can be taken to promote comforts of the patients of craniotomy.
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 9

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