Postoperative bowel herniation in a 5-mm nonbladed trocar site

Marilyn Huang, Fernanda Musa, Caroline Castillo, Kevin Holcomb

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Background: Incisional hernias are a rare complication of laparoscopic surgery, with a reported incidence of 1%. Case Report: We describe a case of bowel herniation and strangulation involving a 5-mm trocar site. Conclusion: Although there is growing literature supporting fascial closure of abdominal port sizes 10mm, there is sparse data to suggest closure of 5-mm port sites. Our case illustrates that in appropriate clinical scenarios, the possibility of a strangulated hernia involving a 5-mm port site warrants consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Bladeless trocar
  • Hernia
  • Strangulated bowel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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