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Obstetric Anesthesia
Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2010;5(2):159-161.
Published online April 30, 2010.
Aortic injury associated with trocar insertion during laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy: A case report
Hee Jong Lee, Kyo Sang Kim, Hyun Hoo Song
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kimks@hanyang.ac.kr
Abstract
Aortic injury during laparoscopic procedures is a rare but life-threatening complication if not recognized and swiftly treated. We report our experience with a 47-year-old woman presenting with an aortic puncture of the anterior wall from a trocar insertion during a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (laparoscopic hysterectomy). Diagnosis was delayed because of the limited vision of the laparoscope and the tamponade effect produced by the pneumoperitoneum. Anesthesiologists should be aware of the risk of iatrogenic major vessel injury during trocar insertion.
Key Words: Complications, aortic injury, Laparoscopy, Trocar


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