Risk factors contributing to early occurrence of port site metastases of laparoscopic surgery for malignancy

Peng Hui Wang, Chiou Chung Yuan, Grace Lin, Heung Tat Ng, Hsiang Tai Chao

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Abstract

In this article, the authors present an up-to-date review of our experience and that of the medical literature encompassing all important aspects of port site metastases after laparoscopic surgery for malignancy and to search for potential risks with contribution to early occurrence of port site metastases after laparoscopic surgery. We used a Medline computer database search to conduct for pertinent articles through September 1996. Cross-referencing identified additional publications. We found that the majority of recurrences were in patients with adenocarcinoma cell type, advanced stage (far-advanced disease), and often with diffuse peritoneal carcinomatosis, suggesting that port site metastases may contribute to the highly aggressive nature of the disease. Risk factors that contributed to early occurrence of port site metastases were ovarian cancers, presence of ascites, and diagnostic or palliative procedures for malignancy (P < 0.0001, P = 0.008, and P < 0.001, respectively). Practitioners should exercise extreme caution when using laparoscopic techniques to manage the care of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-44
Number of pages7
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Abdominal wall
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Malignancy
  • Metastases
  • Port site

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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