Exacerbation of occult femoral hernia during laparoscopic prostatectomy.

Gregory S. Rosenblatt, Raul Para, Michael J. Conlin

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    Laparoscopic prostatectomy has been accepted as an appropriate treatment for prostate cancer because of the shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery. We present a rare complication of groin hernia with incarceration and necrosis of small bowel following laparoscopic prostatectomy. Occult hernias and small fascia defects may not always be apparent pre-operatively, but extension of pneumoperitoneal insufflation to extraperitoneal compartments should alert the surgeon to the possible presence of such a defect.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)476-477
    Number of pages2
    JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery


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