Case Report

Trocar-Site Hernia After Diagnostic Laparoscopy


  • Birol Ağca
  • Bora Karip
  • Yalın İşcan
  • Yetkin Özcabı
  • Timuçin Aydın
  • Kemal Memişoğlu

Received Date: 23.01.2015 Accepted Date: 12.02.2015 Med Bull Haseki 2015;53(3):263-265

Trocar-site hernias occur due to various reasons and may cause life-threatening complications. Early diagnosis and treatment reduces morbidity and mortality rates. In this paper, we present a 43-year-old patient who presented to our emergency department with the complaints of nausea, vomiting, distention and inability to defecate occurred after a diagnostic laparoscopy for an abdominal stab wound. A computed tomography revealed a trocar-site hernia involving a small bowel segment. Trocar site was evaluated under general anesthesia and, after reduction of the bowel, the defect was closed primarily. On the first postoperative day, he was discharged uneventfully. Immediate mechanical bowel obstruction after laparoscopic surgery should be kept in mind to deal with these complications.

Keywords: Ventral hernia, trocar site hernia, ileus

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