Trocar site hernia on an 8-mm port following robotic-assisted hysterectomy

Gokhan Sami Kilic, Tevfik Berk Bildaci, Omer Lutfi Tapisiz, Ibrahim Alanbay, Teresa Walsh, Olga Swanson

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The increasing use of laparoscopy has resulted in added complications specific to the laparoscopic approach, such as trocar site hernia (TSH), which is an uncommon but well-recognized problem for both regular laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures. We describe an extremely rare case of TSH at an 8-mm port site occurring a relatively short time after surgery in a 53-year-old patient undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign reasons. Additionally, this report attempts to explain the possible etiological factors relating to TSH following robotic-assisted surgery. According to our case report, a defect in the 8-mm port that may lead to hernia is one possible explanation, and closure of the 8-mm trocar sites' fascia may be a safer approach during robotic-assisted surgery. Additional reports are needed to accurately determine the frequency of occurrence and importance of this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chinese Medical Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Complication
  • Hernia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Robotic
  • Trocar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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