Broad ligament hernia successfully repaired by single-incision laparoscopy: A case report

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Abstract

A 52-year-old woman with a history of two parturitions presented with lower abdominal pain. Multi-detector CT of the abdomen showed discontinuity of the sigmoid colon near the broad ligament on the left side. We assigned a provisional diagnosis of an internal hernia progressing through a defect in the broad ligament. SILS revealed a total broad ligament defect on the left side but no signs of ischemic, necrotic bowel. We successfully repaired the broad ligament defect with suturing. At the 2-month follow-up, the patient remained well with no signs of recurrence. This case appears to be the first report of a broad ligament hernia successfully diagnosed and repaired by SILS.

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