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  • 2006-10-02

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

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2006;06(10). URL:
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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.