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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 3257824, 3 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Trocar Site Hernia after Prostatectomy

Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA

Received 1 July 2016; Accepted 11 August 2016

Academic Editor: Gregorio Santori

Copyright © 2016 Ryan K. Schmocker and Jacob A. Greenberg. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Trocar site hernias are rare complications after laparoscopic surgery but most commonly occur at larger trocar sites placed at the umbilicus. With increased utilization of the laparoscopic approach the incidence of trocar site hernia is increasing. We report a case of a trocar site hernia following an otherwise uncomplicated robotic prostatectomy at a 12 mm right lower quadrant port. The vermiform appendix was incarcerated within the trocar site hernia. Subsequent appendectomy and primary repair of the hernia were performed without complication.