Manage Inferior Epigastric Bleeding

  • Titilayo Adegboyega
  • David E. RivadeneiraEmail author


When performing laparoscopic or robotic surgery, the inferior epigastric vessels can be disrupted particularly with trocar insertion causing significant bleeding. In this chapter we discuss the relevant anatomy of the inferior epigastric vessels and its relationship to trocar insertion. We also discuss techniques and maneuvers that will aid in dealing with bleeding from the inferior epigastric pedicle.


Inferior epigastric Bleeding Trocar Laparoscopy Robotic Hemostasis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Huntington Hospital-Northwell Health, Department of Colorectal SurgeryHuntingtonUSA
  2. 2.Surgical Strategic InitiativesNorthwell HealthNew Hyde ParkUSA
  3. 3.Surgical Services and Colorectal SurgeryHuntington HospitalHuntingtonUSA
  4. 4.Hofstra University-Northwell School of MedicineHempsteadUSA

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