Vascular complications of laparoscopic surgery

Jaime M. Vasquez, Annick M. Demarque, Michael Peter Diamond

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Abstract

Laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to traditional laparotomies has become an important modality in the management of gynecologic diseases; however, it is not without potential risks. Case reports describe numerous complications, including ureteral injuries, persistent ectopic pregnancies, hospital readmissions, unintended laparotomies to manage bowel or urinary tract injury, and hemorrhage. We retrospectively analyzed 195 women who underwent laparoscopic procedures to determine the frequency and severity of operative complications. Several procedures were often involved, including ablations of endometriosis and endometriomata, salpingo-oophorectomies, tubo-ovarian adhesiolyses, salpingo-salpingostomies, laser uterosacral nerve ablations, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomies. Four major vascular complications were identified (2%), as well as one uterine perforation (0.5%) and two cases of subcutaneous emphysema (1%). There were no deaths. Three (1.5%) patients had an intraoperative laceration of the epigastric vessels during trocar placement, and one (0.5%) had a hematoma of the left common iliac vein that was self-contained. Management options included immediate laparotomy versus close observation with or without delayed laparotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Laparoscopy
Laparotomy
Blood Vessels
Endometriosis
Salpingostomy
Female Genital Diseases
Uterine Perforation
Subcutaneous Emphysema
Iliac Vein
Vaginal Hysterectomy
Patient Readmission
Lacerations
Ectopic Pregnancy
Wounds and Injuries
Ovariectomy
Urinary Tract
Surgical Instruments
Hematoma
Lasers
Observation

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Vascular complications of laparoscopic surgery. / Vasquez, Jaime M.; Demarque, Annick M.; Diamond, Michael Peter.

In: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Vol. 1, No. 2, 01.01.1994, p. 163-167.

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Vasquez, Jaime M. ; Demarque, Annick M. ; Diamond, Michael Peter. / Vascular complications of laparoscopic surgery. In: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. 1994 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 163-167.
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