Case Reports in Surgery
Chronic low back pain is one of the leading chief complaints affecting adults in the United States. As a result, this increases the percentage of patients that will eventually undergo surgical intervention to alleviate debilitating, chronic symptoms. A 37-year-old woman presented ten hours postoperatively after a lumbar laminectomy with an acute abdomen due to the extraordinarily rare complication of small bowel injury secondary to deep surgical penetration.
Krieger RH, Wojcicki KM, Berry AC, Reuther WL, McArthur KD. Small Bowel Perforation as a Postoperative Complication from a Laminectomy. Case Reports in Surgery. 2015; 2015. doi: 10.1155/2015/378218.