Updates in Surgery

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 151–152 | Cite as

A 5-mm trocar site paramedian early onset voluminous hernia: still in doubt?

  • Antonio Pellegrino
  • Gianluca Raffaello Damiani
  • Giuseppe Trojano
  • Massimo Stomati
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

With the increasing number of laparoscopies in abdominal surgery, more incisional trocar site hernias (ITH) are observed. Tonouchi et al. have classified trocar-site hernias into three types: early onset, late onset and special [1]. In most cases, the ITH had an early onset, occurring within the first week along with intestinal obstruction caused by ileal loop incarceration (Richter’s hernia).

The case presented herein is of a 5-mm early onset ITH. The patient after a laparoscopic total hysterectomy with bilateral annessiectomy and peritoneal biopsies for an ovarian mucinous tumor of 14 cm was discharged on the third postoperative day. At the tenth postoperative day, she arrived at the emergency department, with pain in the left side, in which was observed an ITH of the small intestine with hemorrhagic infarction due to venous congestion. The patient was afebrile, without nausea and vomiting. Laboratory parameters were normal, except value of C-reactive protein, that...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyASTT LECCO, Ospedale Alessandro ManzoniLeccoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of Bari Aldo MoroBariItaly
  3. 3.Unit for Obstetrics and gynecologyFrancavilla fontana hospitalFrancavilla fontanaItaly

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