Abdominal wall nerve injury during laparoscopic gynecologic surgery: incidence, risk factors, and treatment outcomes
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 07/05/2012
Shin JH et al. – There is an estimated 5% risk of clinically significant postoperative neuropathic pain due to injury of the iliohypogastric–ilioinguinal nerve with fascial closure of laparoscopic incisions in the lower abdomen. Pain seems to be due to suture entrapment of sensory fibers because it is usually resolved by removal of the suture. Prompt recognition and treatment may prevent subsequent development of chronic abdominopelvic pain.