Incarcerated internal hernia of the small intestine through a re-approximated peritoneum after a trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal procedure—apropos of two cases: review of the literature
Source: Hernia, Volume 15, Number 3, June 2011 , pp. 347-350(4)
Abstract:A description of two cases of internal herniation caused by a defect in the closure of the peritoneal flap during a trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal procedure is presented here. They were both successfully treated laparoscopically. This rare condition should be considered when patients who have had recent trans-abdominal surgery for inguinal hernia repair present with colicky lower abdominal pain—its aetiology may well be due to technical error. It is already established that laparoscopy is useful as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in emergency cases, but it is also true that it is useful in case of early post-operative period complications following any laparoscopic procedure, such as the laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of General Surgery, Presidio Ospedaliero, Via Forlanini, 71, 31029, Vittorio Veneto (TV), Italy, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Department of General Surgery, Presidio Ospedaliero, Via Forlanini, 71, 31029, Vittorio Veneto (TV), Italy
Publication date: June 2011