Table 3

Most common index operations

Appendectomy24
Exploratory laparotomy11
Simple appendectomy13
Manual reduction of intussusception7
Intestinal resection for intussusception6
Exploratory laparotomy for trauma6
Closure of ostomy5
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion5
Transverse colostomy for imperforate anus5
Tumor resection (ovarian, Wilm’s, and omental)5