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Medicolegal Complication of TEP Hernia
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Samual James - Jun 22nd, 2016 11:35 am.
 Samual James
Samual James
I found your details on the internet. Please would you be able to tell me what went wrong with my TEP laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. I enclose the post op photos. I expect to pay your professional fees for doing this. I am desperate to know what went wrong. The surgeon says nothing went wrong.

History: Female right inguinal hernia, very small 3-4 cms, 64 yo, BMI 21 very fit, active lifestyle, flat abdomen.

TEP laparoscopic repair 24 hours post op, excruciating pain, BP 106/69 incontinent urine which was dark brown, 2-3 mls bright red blood bulging from right incision dressing. Icm circular black mark 1 cm above right incision. 5 cm umbilical incision. Abdomen extremely distended and agony 2 cm painful epigastric lump with subcutaneous emphysema. 48 hours post op bruising developing lower right abdomen and right loin. Urine brown and incontinent 5 days. Took 3 weeks before I was able to walk properly. S/c emphysema reabsorbed but left with 3 ventral wall hernias diagnosed by ultrasound. Constant nausea, reflux, trapped gas, only eat small meals. I year on abdomen still potbellied despite core strengthening exercise.

I would be so grateful for your help.
re: Medicolegal Complication of TEP Hernia by Dr S Hussain - Jun 22nd, 2016 11:42 am
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Dr S Hussain
Dr S Hussain
Dear Sir

After seeing all the reports it seems that patient has developed incisional Hernia. Probably the port were not closed properly so after 1 year this has developed. Now this ventral hernia should be repaired as soon as possible so that it should not enlarge in size.

With regard

Dr S Hussain
Consultant
World Laparoscopy Hospital
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