Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 10, Issue 11, pp 1099–1101 | Cite as

Delayed recognition of iliac artery injury during laparoscopic surgery

  • D. S.  Seidman
  • F.  Nasserbakht
  • F.  Nezhat
  • C.  Nezhat
  • C.  Nezhat
Article

Abstract.

Vascular injury is one of the major complications of laparoscopic surgery. Prompt diagnosis is crucial for proper management of this potentially life-threatening complication. Two cases of iliac artery puncture occurred during operative laparoscopy. The injuries were not diagnosed immediately, probably due to the initial accumulation of blood in the retroperitoneum. Significant damage to large blood vessels may not be readily apparent during laparoscopic surgery.

Key words: Vascular injury — Laparoscopic surgery — Complications — Iliac artery 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S.  Seidman
    • 1
  • F.  Nasserbakht
    • 2
  • F.  Nezhat
    • 1
  • C.  Nezhat
    • 1
  • C.  Nezhat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, 94304 USAUS
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA, USAUS

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