trocar site metastasis

trocar site metastasis

Surgical oncology The development of a tumor at the site of laparoscopic resection of a gallbladder that later proves to have cancer Management Resect entire trocar site. See Laparoscopic surgery.
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12) Additionally, several studies have examined the rate of robotic trocar site metastasis following surgery for gynecologic cancer and have found it to occur in 1.
Zivanovic and colleagues (13) conducted a study (1,694 patients) examining the rate of trocar site metastasis in women who underwent traditional laparoscopic surgery for suspected gynecologic malignancy.
One explanation for this finding is that the studies examining robotic trocar site metastasis had a lower proportion of ovarian cancer patients.
Examining the incidence and mechanism of robotic trocar site metastasis is important for several reasons.
Additionally, trocar site metastasis may be a harbinger for advanced disease and may warrant additional treatment.