Penrose Drain Migration after Laparoscopic Surgery

Pazouki, Abdol Reza; Toolabi, Karamollah; Shoolami, Leila Zahedi; Fanaii, Seyed Ahmad; Vaziri, Mohammad
April 2009
Acta Medica Iranica;2009, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p159
Academic Journal
Laparoscopy has made a revolution in surgical procedures and treatment of various diseases but its complications are still under investigation. Intra-abdominal visceral and vessel injuries, trocar site hernia, and leaving foreign bodies into the peritoneal cavity are among some laparoscopic surgery complications. This is a rare report of Penrose drain migration following incomplete laparoscopic Fundoplication surgery. The patient was a 47- year- old woman, who was a candidate for Touplet Fundoplication via laparoscopic approach due to refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). While wrapping a Penrose drain around the esophagus, the patient had a cardiorespiratory arrest. Attempts to remove the Penrose drain were unsuccessful and the surgical procedure was terminated due to patient's condition. Four months later, after a long period of dysphagia and abdominal pain, the Penrose drain was defecated via rectum.


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