implantation recurrence

implantation recurrence

Surgical oncology A rare phenomenon at the site of a surgical resection of CA, where tumor cells, often epithelial, 'spill' from an operative field or are carried by needles or stapling devices, 'seeding' malignancy into previously uninvolved sites.
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