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Authors Schmocker RK, Greenberg JA
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Journal Case Rep Surg Volume: 2016 Pages: 3257824
Publish Date 2016
PubMed ID 27648335
PMC ID 5018338

Trocar site hernias are rare complications after laparoscopic surgery but most commonly occur at larger trocar sites placed at the umbilicus. With increased utilization of the laparoscopic approach the incidence of trocar site hernia is increasing. We report a case of a trocar site hernia following an otherwise uncomplicated robotic prostatectomy at a 12 mm right lower quadrant port. The vermiform appendix was incarcerated within the trocar site hernia. Subsequent appendectomy and primary repair of the hernia were performed without complication.

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