Laparoscopic Port Site Implantation With Ovarian Cancer

Title

Laparoscopic Port Site Implantation With Ovarian Cancer

Creator

Hopkins M P; von Gruenigen V; Gaich S

Publisher

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Date

2000
2000-03

Description

We report the cases of 3 patients in whom tumor implantation developed at the port site at which ovarian cancer was removed laparoscopically. The 3 patients, who were aged 30, 32, and 40 years, all had an ovary that did not appear cancerous removed by laparoscopy through a port site. All 3 patients underwent reexploration within 3 weeks and were found to have tumoral spread and port site implantation of tumor. When ovarian cancer is removed laparoscopically, the potential exists for intra-abdominal tumoral spread. When surgical staging is undertaken after laparoscopic removal of ovarian cancer, the port site should be excised in a full-thickness fashion.

Subject

laparoscopy; Obstetrics & Gynecology; ovarian cancer; port site

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

735-736

Issue

3

Volume

182

Citation

Hopkins M P; von Gruenigen V; Gaich S, “Laparoscopic Port Site Implantation With Ovarian Cancer,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 31, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10225.

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