Laparoscopic repair of postoperative perineal hernia.

Case report


Ghellai AM, Islam S, Stoker ME.

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2002 Apr;12(2):119-21.


Symptomatic perineal hernia is a rare complication after abdominoperineal resection. Various approaches to surgical repair have been described, including transabdominal, transperineal, and combined abdominoperineal repairs. In this report, we present a laparoscopic approach for repairing a perineal hernia that developed 10 months after laparoscopy-assisted abdominoperineal resection for a recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a laparoscopic repair of perineal hernia.

Keywords: Laparoscopic repair of postoperative perineal hernia.