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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
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