Internal hernia and small bowel obstruction caused by a linear cutter staple at appendiceal stump following laparoscopic appendectomy

Abstract

Commonly linear staplers are used to perform laparoscopic appendectomies. We report a case of a small bowel obstruction caused by a staple on the appendiceal stump creating an internal hernia <1 week after laparoscopic appendectomy. We discuss the available literature on bowel obstructions caused by staples. Most of the discussed complications were caused… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjt114

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@inproceedings{Petersen2014InternalHA, title={Internal hernia and small bowel obstruction caused by a linear cutter staple at appendiceal stump following laparoscopic appendectomy}, author={Lindsay Floch Petersen and Mary C. Nally and Andrew Agos and Kyle Petty}, booktitle={Journal of surgical case reports}, year={2014} }