Background: Nonbladed trocars are considered less traumatic to the abdominal wall due to the lack of fascial incision. It has been suggested that closure of the abdominal fascia may be unnecessary when such nonbladed trocars are used. Case Report: We report on 2 patients who were diagnosed with trocar-site hernias 2 days after laparoscopic appendectomy performed using 11-mm nonbladed trocars. Conclusion: Although rare, trocar-site hernias after laparoscopic surgery with nonbladed trocars remain a cause of postoperative morbidity and require prompt intervention. Therefore, this report underscores the significance of performing meticulous closure of all trocar sites that are ≥10mm.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Jan 2012|
- Trocarsite hernia