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Postoperative peritonis caused by thermal injury during laparoscopic colectomy: lesson learned

F Rubino, MD J Leroy, MD, FRCS A Forgione, MD M Simone, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2006;06(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2023

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This video demonstrates two cases of postoperative peritonitis following laparoscopic colectomy due to bowel perforation caused by unrecognised thermal injury during the original colectomy. The first case is a colonic perforation treated with primary closure and loop colostomy and the second is a small bowel perforation repaired primarily.