Case Report

Trocar Site Herniation after Laparoscpic Cholesystectomy

  • Metin Eser
  • Ahmet Gürer
  • Mesut Özdedeoğlu
  • Gülten Kıyak

Received Date: 18.04.2011 Accepted Date: 09.09.2011 Meandros Med Dent J 2012;13(2):35-37

Trocar site hernia is a clinical manifestation which leads to variety of clinical pictures and which is difficult to diagnose since it may occur at any time in postoperative period.Patient-related factors such as diabetes mellitus, obesity and age beside the trocar diameter and design, pre-existing fascial defects, direction of port insertion and the site of the port significantly affect the development of trocar site herniation. Early diagnosis and treatment are life-saving for patients who experience intestinal obstruction due to trocar site herniation after laparascopic interventions. This study is about a sixty-six years old female patient who had early-onset trocar site herniation after she applied to our clinic with dyspeptic complaints and underwent elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy after cholelithiasis diagnosis.

Keywords: Trocar, trocar site hernia, laparoscopic cholecystectomy complications