Spigelian Port-site Hernia, a Complication after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy — a Clinical Case Report

DOI: 10.2478/amma-2013-0055

Introduction: Spiegelian hernias are rare entities in abdominal wall pathology (2%). They occur in the semilunar line described by Adriaan van den Spiegel. Klinklosch (1764) defined it as a congenital or acquired defect of the transverse abdominal aponeurosis junction with the Douglas arch. Port-site hernias due to wrong placement of laparoscopic trocars in the right abdominal flank are rare, but possible complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Case presentation: Our observation shows diagnostic and therapeutic aspects in a patient with port-site Spigelian hernia post laparoscopic cholecystectomy admitted in Surgical Clinic 1, County Emergency Clinical Hospital Tîrgu Mureș in the 28.01.2013 – 30.01.2013 period. Following surgery performed using an open approach, postoperative evolution was favorable, with no signs of recurrence at 9 months postoperatively.
Conclusions: Spigelian port-site hernia post laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a very rare entity, iatrogeny being a certainty in its development.

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