Aortic injury. A catastrophic complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Surg Endosc. 1994 Jun;8(6):689-91. doi: 10.1007/BF00678568.


Two cases of aortic injury from trocar insertion during laparoscopic cholecystectomy are described and analyzed. The literature is reviewed and suggestions are offered for avoiding and treating this major complication. Both patients survived and are normal.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Rupture / etiology*
  • Aortic Rupture / surgery
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / adverse effects*
  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic / methods
  • Gallbladder Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged