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Intestinal obstruction following use of laparoscopic barbed suture: a new complication with new material?

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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 AdultFemaleForeign Bodies/complications/surgeryHumansIntestinal Obstruction/etiology/surgeryIntestine, Small/pathology/surgeryLaparoscopy/adverse effectsPneumoperitoneumRiskSutures/adverse effects
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PMID: 22145693
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Research groups Groupe Bruno Roche (chirurgie colo-rectale) (92)
Groupe Iselin Christophe (urologie) (106)
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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. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:27651

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