Trocar site hernia on an 8-mm port following robotic-assisted hysterectomy
Kilic, Gokhan Sami
Bildaci, Tevfik Berk
Tapisiz, Omer Lutfi
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The increasing use of laparoscopy has resulted in added complications specific to the laparoscopic approach, such as trocar site hernia (TSH), which is an uncommon but well-recognized problem for both regular laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures. We describe an extremely rare case of TSH at an 8-mm port site occurring a relatively short time after surgery in a 53-year-old patient undergoing roboticassisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign reasons. Additionally, this report attempts to explain the possible etiological factors relating to TSH following robotic-assisted surgery. According to our case report, a defect in the 8-mm port that may lead to hernia is one possible explanation, and closure of the 8-mm trocar sites' fascia may be a safer approach during robotic-assisted surgery. Additional reports are needed to accurately determine the frequency of occurrence and importance of this complication. Copyright (C) 2013 Elsevier Taiwan LLC and the Chinese Medical Association. All rights reserved.