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Vascular injury following open or laparoscopic gynaecological procedures is relatively rare but when they occur can be catastrophic. During laparoscopic surgery the commonest vessel to be injured is the iliac arteries and in case of significant trauma a vascular surgeon should be involved for adequate management. The commonest cause of adverse sequel from vascular injury is due to a failure to ask for help at an early stage. This chapter deals with litigation relating to vascular injury occurring during gynecological surgery.
KeywordsVascular injury Laparoscopic entry complications Arterial suture Massive haemorrhage Postoperative ischaemia
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