, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 459-461
Date: 27 Feb 2007

Hemoperitoneum following inguinal hernia repair: a case report

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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.