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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-65

Rectus sheath abscess after laparoscopic appendicectomy


Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, P. O. Box 98, Salalah - 211, Sultanate of Oman

Correspondence Address:
Vishwanath Golash
Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos Hospital, P. O. Box 98, Salalah - 211, Sultanate of Oman

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.33275

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Port site wound infection, abdominal wall hematoma and intraabdominal abscess formation has been reported after laparoscopic appendicectomy. We describe here a rectus sheath abscess which occurred three weeks after the laparoscopic appendicectomy. It was most likely the result of secondary infection of the rectus sheath hematoma due to bleeding into the rectus sheath from damage to the inferior epigastric arteries or a direct tear of the rectus muscle. As far as we are aware this complication has not been reported after laparoscopic appendicectomy.






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2004 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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