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Exacerbation of Occult Femoral Hernia During Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

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JSLS Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
1086-8089
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The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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Abstract

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.

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