Small-bowel obstruction secondary to incarcerated trocar-site hernia after laparoscopic hysterectomy: A diagnostic challenge

Oren Fruchter, Arie Lissak, Avraham Eyal, Moshe Hallak, Avraham Heinrich, Haim Abramovici

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Abstract

Objective. To report an unusual complication of total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Setting. Gynaecology Department at Carmel Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel. Subject and interventions. A 40-year-old woman underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy and developed small-bowel obstruction 3 days following the operation subsequent to incarcerated hernia through a 12-mm laparoscopic trocar wound. The diagnosis was eventually made with the aid of abdominal computerized tomography. Conclusion. All laparoscopic surgeons should be aware of this uncommon complication of operative laparoscopy, its clinical presentation, and the imaging modalities for its diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalGynaecological Endoscopy
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bowel obstruction
  • Complications
  • Incisional hernia
  • Laparoscopy

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