, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 459–461

Hemoperitoneum following inguinal hernia repair: a case report

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10029-007-0212-9

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Buch, K.E., Reiner, M. & Divino, C.M. Hernia (2007) 11: 459. doi:10.1007/s10029-007-0212-9


Traditional inguinal herniorrhaphy continues to be one of the most common surgeries performed in the USA today. The procedure has developed into a straightforward, ambulatory procedure with postoperative complications being very rare. We describe the first report in the literature of the serious complication of hemoperitoneum after open inguinal hernia repair attributed to injury of the artery of Sampson.


HemoperitoneumInguinal hernia repairArtery of Samson

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA