The pathogenesis of port-site recurrences


The major factors underlying the seeding of tumor cells during laparoscopy are mechanical, with CO2 playmg only a secondary role The peritoneal wound is of great importance, especially m advanced tumor stages, when cells are present within the abdominal cavity Most reported port-site metastases were found within the extraction port when no protective… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1091-255X(98)80030-9


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