A 35-year-old multiparous woman underwent laparoscopic tubal steriliza
tion without intraoperative problems. Postoperatively, she had nausea
and vomiting that failed to respond to antiemetics. The cannula incisi
on site was soaked with serosanguineous discharge. Exploration of the
wound revealed evisceration of 10 cm of necrotic small bowel. Resectio
n anastomosis was performed and the patient recovered uneventfully.