Accidental Inferior Epigastric Artery Injury in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Mahendra Lodha,
49, Bhaskar Nagar AIIMS Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
E-mail: drmahend ralodha@ gmail.com
Inferior Epigastric Artery (IEA) is an important landmark in laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery. Injury to this artery is although very rare, but it is vulnerable to injury if due care is not taken while doing Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia (LIH) surgery. We report a case of accidental inferior epigastric artery injury in a LIH. It was a partial injury to the wall of artery, we were able to manage it by monopolar electrocautery on maryland forceps. This case report will discuss the anatomy of inferior epigastric artery, its mechanism of injury and management.
Intra-operative, Trans Abdominal Pre Peritoneal (TAPP), Total Extra Peritoneal (TEP), Vascular injury
Mahendra Lodha, Banwarilal Bairwa, Ashok Puranik, Satya Prakash Meena, Hitesh Bulchandani. ACCIDENTAL INFERIOR EPIGASTRIC ARTERY INJURY IN LAPAROSCOPIC INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Aug 17 ]; 12:PD01-PD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 29, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Feb 19, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Apr 10, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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