Trocar-Site Hernia

  • Giovanni Bartone
  • Mario de Bellis
  • Feliciano Crovella
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Since laparoscopic cholecystectomy was first performed by Mouret, in March 1987, laparoscopic surgery has rapidly evolved as a major innovation in the history of surgery. Minimally invasive surgery has become an important specialty and has contributed to the drastic reduction of incisional hernia, which is a typical complication associated with open surgery [1,2]. However, laparoscopic surgery is also associated with a specific type of incisional hernia that occurs at the trocar site [2,3]. Trocar-site hernia was first described in 1968 by Fear, who reported this complication after diagnostic laparoscopy performed to rule out gynaecologic diseases [4].


Abdominal Wall Laparoscopic Surgery Incisional Hernia Umbilical Hernia Trocar Site 
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  • Giovanni Bartone
  • Mario de Bellis
  • Feliciano Crovella

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