Laparoscopic cholecystectomy port seeding from a colon carcinoma.


A 79-year-old woman had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallbladder disease and 1 month later had a colectomy for what was discovered to be an obstructing cancer of the colon. She developed a port site recurrence of the colon malignancy at one of the ports used during the cholecystectomy. The tumor was unrelated to the laparoscopic procedure… (More)