Small bowel obstruction (SBO) due to clip adhaesions from the line of staples is a rare complication and is scarcely reported in the literature. In this case report, a ten-year-old boy underwent laparoscopic appendectomy and five days later developed early postoperative SBO. Diagnostic laparoscopy revealed internal herniation of bowel through a defect created by clip adhesion from the staple line to the adjacent mesentery. The clip was removed, the internal hernia resolved, and the patient discharged the same day. We recommend reviewing the line of staples after surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Internal bowel herniation due to clip adhaesion|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2022|