Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : PD23 - PD24

Bowel Herniation Through 5mm Port Site: An Unusual Complication PD23-PD24

Shibumon Mundunadackal Madhavan, Vamsi Krishna Potunru, Alfred Joseph Augustine

Dr. Shibumon Mundunadackal Madhavan,
Associate Professor Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka-575001, India.

Trocar site herniation is a rare complication following laparoscopic surgery. We report a case of small bowel herniation through 5mm port site following laparoscopic myomectomy. A 36-year-old lady underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. On the fourth postoperative day she developed features of intestinal obstruction. Further evaluation with CT scan showed herniation of a loop of small bowel through the 5mm port site in right iliac fossa. Surgical exploration of the port site revealed a herniated loop of viable small bowel. The enlarged facial defect was closed after reduction of the bowel. Patient recovered uneventfully. Bowel herniation through 5mm port site is a rare complication which requires prompt diagnosis and immediate treatment to avoid morbidity.