Preperitoneal herniation into a laparoscopic port site without a fascial defect.

BACKGROUND Port site herniation is an uncommon event that usually occurs as a result of incomplete fascial closure. This allows the omentum or viscera to herniate through the incompletely closed defect. However, in laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity, the omentum and viscera can herniate through the thick preperitoneal space even with a complete closure… CONTINUE READING