Description: This stock medical exhibit depicts a laparoscopic injury to the iliac vein in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows a side view of the patient in the Trendelenburg position for the surgery. The second illustration shows the correct sub-umbilical insertion of the laparoscope with a Verres needle. The third illustration shows the incorrect insertion of the laparoscope in which the tip of the Verres needles is penetrating the iliac vein. The fourth illustration is an enlarged view of the injury showing the perforation of vessels, including the laceration of the right common iliac vein and subsequent hemorrhage.
Last Updated: Apr 3rd, 2009