World Journal of
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Sara Fatima Cheema*, Iqra Ashraf and Beenish Zafar


Objective: Frequency of mammary fistula formation in cases of lactating women with breast abscesses managed by incision and drainage. Methodology: This descriptive case series study was carried out at Surgical Department, Sheikh Zayed Hospital, Rahim Yar Khan between November 2017 to May 2018. In the present study lactating women of age more than 20 years irrespective of their gravida, parity and duration of lactation suffering form breast abscess were selected. The diagnosis of breast abscess was made on the basis of clinical signs USG. These cases were managed by incision and drainage and clear milk discharge from the site of the surgery was labelled as mammary fistula. Results: In this study, 114 lactating women having mean age 31.56±4.56 years were selected. Mammary fistula was observed in 7 (6.14%) out of 114 cases. Fistula was more in age group 20 to 29 years affecting 3 (6.67%) cases; with p= 0.76. Mammary fistula was high in cases that had abscess over the left side where it was observed in 5 (7.57%) cases with p= 0.16. Conclusion: Mammary fistula not rate after incision and drainage of breast abscess and is more common on left side.

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