Intestinal Obstruction Due to Titanium Tack after TAPP Inguinal Hernia Repair

Intestinal Obstruction Due to Titanium Tack after TAPP Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Emmanuel E. Sadava
Division of Abdominal Wall Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hospital Alemán of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Background: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) after transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is a rare complication. It is generally associated to a failure of the peritoneal gap closure with intestinal loops passing through the gap. Case Presentation: We report a case of SBO secondary to titanium tack after 2 weeks of laparoscopic TAPP repair managed by laparoscopic approach, and we update some considerations about this unfortunate complication. Conclusion: SBO due to mechanical fixation devices utilized in laparoscopic TAPP repairs is infrequent. In case of closing of peritoneal gap with tacks, those with low exposition profile and absorbable should be preferred.

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Publication history
Received: Mon 26, Apr 2021
Accepted: Sat 14, Aug 2021
Published: Fri 20, Aug 2021
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© 2021 Emmanuel E. Sadava. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2021.08.07