Case Report

Abdominal Aorta Injury due to Lumbar Disc Hernia Operation: A Case Report


  • Erhan Hafız
  • Murat Geyik
  • Vahap Sarıçiçek
  • Hayati Deniz
  • Meliha Hafız
  • Mehmet Aşam

Received Date: 31.03.2014 Accepted Date: 02.04.2014 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2014;13(3):149-150

During lumbar disc hernia operations, large intra-abdominal injuries may develop, even though they are rare. Massive bleeding and hypotension are precursors of this complication, which often has a mortal prognosis. In this circumstance, emergent operation should be performed by laparotomy. We present a case in whom an abdominal aortic injury developed during lumbar disc surgery.

Keywords: Lumbar disc hernia operation, abdominal aorta injury, massive bleeding