Gallbladder cancer and trocar site recurrences.

  title={Gallbladder cancer and trocar site recurrences.},
  author={Armentano Ricardo and Barry Feig and Lee M. Ellis and Kelly K. Hunt and Steven A. Curley and Bruce V Macfadyen and Paul F. Mansfield},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={174 6},
  pages={619-22; discussion 622-3}
BACKGROUND Critics of laparoscopic surgery cite an increased incidence of tumor recurrence at the trocar sites following laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients incidentally found to have carcinoma of the gallbladder. The purpose of this review was to determine if laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in patients with gallbladder cancer results in an increased incidence of abdominal wall recurrences. METHODS The charts of all patients with gallbladder cancer registered at the University of… CONTINUE READING