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Intestinal obstruction following use of laparoscopic barbed suture: a new complication with new material?
|Published in||Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies. 2012, vol. 21, no. 5, p. 369-71|
|Abstract||Small bowel obstruction is a common pathology. Among the various etiologies, foreign material has been incriminated as a possible but uncommon cause. Recently, barbed suture has been successfully introduced in various surgical fields and has been reported as safe as standard suture. We report herein a case of intestinal obstruction due to the laparoscopic use of barbed suture during a promontofixation. Barbed suture has the risk of entrapping the small bowel. The surgeon should keep in mind this hypothetical problem and a high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose and treat quickly this potentially severe complication.|
|Keywords||Adult — Female — Foreign Bodies/complications/surgery — Humans — Intestinal Obstruction/etiology/surgery — Intestine, Small/pathology/surgery — Laparoscopy/adverse effects — Pneumoperitoneum — Risk — Sutures/adverse effects|
|Research groups||Groupe Bruno Roche (chirurgie colo-rectale) (92)|
Groupe Iselin Christophe (urologie) (106)
|BUCHS, Nicolas et al. Intestinal obstruction following use of laparoscopic barbed suture: a new complication with new material?. In: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies, 2012, vol. 21, n° 5, p. 369-71. doi: 10.3109/13645706.2011.638643 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:27651|