Development of port-site metastasis after pneumoperitoneum

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Port-site metastasis is a critical problem in laparoscopic cancer surgery; the pathogenesis and means of prevention are still unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify by scanning electron microscopy the initial morphologic changes in the development of portsite metastasis. Fifteen nude mice were injected with human gastric cancer (MKN 45) cells. Mice… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-001-9121-7

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