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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2010|
- Bladeless trocar
- Strangulated bowel
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