Postoperative peritonis caused by thermal injury during laparoscopic colectomy: lesson learned
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2006;06(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2023
This video demonstrates two cases of postoperative peritonitis following laparoscopic colectomy due to bowel perforation caused by unrecognised thermal injury during the original colectomy. The first case is a colonic perforation treated with primary closure and loop colostomy and the second is a small bowel perforation repaired primarily.