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Hernia. 2011 Oct;15(5):583-6. doi: 10.1007/s10029-010-0696-6. Epub 2010 Jul 4.

Urological complications of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: a case series.

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Department of Urology, Julius-Maximilians-University Medical School, Oberduerrbacher Strasse 6, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany. kocot_a@klinik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To illustrate urological complications of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and discuss their management.

PATIENTS:

Between April 2002 and February 2004, four men (aged 38-63 years) were treated for serious complications 2 days to 11 years after unilateral (1 patient) or bilateral (3 patients) laparoscopic inguinal hernioplasty.

RESULTS:

In all cases (extra and intraperitoneal bladder injury, purulent urocystitis due to mesh-erosion of the bladder, secondary retroperitoneal fibrosis) open revision with complete drainage of the urinary tract was chosen as an efficacious therapeutic strategy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Awareness of rare complications of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair may lead to early diagnosis and appropriate management.

PMID:
20602131
DOI:
10.1007/s10029-010-0696-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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