Since July 1994 to October 1995, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair was performed to 34 adult cases in our hospital. During this period, we encountered complications in two cases.
First one is jejunal obstruction due to Richiter's hernia through trocar site of 5 mm. It occurred 3 days postoperatively. Presumably this happened by the excessive compression for releasing CO2 gas at the end of surgery. The other one is recurrence of hernia due to dislocation of synthetic mesh which was not drived to Cooper's ligament well. It occurred 6 months postoperatively. Although both cases required surgical intervention, their post-reoperative course is uneventful. It is very important to release CO2 gas without excessive compression and also to drive the staple well into Cooper's ligament.