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Acta Médica Costarricense

versão On-line ISSN 0001-6002versão impressa ISSN 0001-6012


BALTODANO-ACUNA, Adriana  e  SOLIS-TORRES, Jeffry. Femoral hernia a complication posterior to a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2017, vol.59, n.2, pp.70-72. ISSN 0001-6002.

Laparoscopy procedure is one of the great achievements of surgery in the 20th century. Through Laparoscopy, a surgeon is able to perform many of the procedures that are achievable through open-surgery with the added advantages of producing lower morbidity rates and a shorter, less painful recovery period, thus reducing the timeframe in which the patient can return back to his/her normal life.

The incidence of pneumoperitoneum-related complications associated to the use of laparoscopy is quite low. Among the most common complications are: the incorrect placement of the Veress needle during insufflation and thecomplications related to the cardio-respiratory system.

However, there are other less frequent complications such as post-pneumoperitoneum formation of hernias. Certain pre-existing conditions might intervene with this type of complications such as: pre-formed sack, higher intraabdominal pressure and a weaker body muscle/tissue.

A case is presented for a patient that developed an encapsulated femoral hernia after undergoing laparoscopy surgery.

Palavras-chave : laparoscopy; pneumoperitoneum; hernia.

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