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REVIEW ARTICLE

Port-site Metastasis after Minimally Invasive Surgery for Urological Malignancy: A Review of Literature

MSR Pradeep, V Sandeep Kumar

Citation Information : Pradeep M, Kumar VS. Port-site Metastasis after Minimally Invasive Surgery for Urological Malignancy: A Review of Literature. World J Lap Surg 2017; 10 (3):102-107.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1316

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: Port-site metastasis (PSM) has been a concern with the common use of minimally invasive surgery, especially laparoscopy in urologic oncology. We conducted this study to provide a review of PSMs reported after minimally invasive surgery in managing urologic malignancies, possible contributing factors and preventive measures. Materials and methods: An electronic search of MEDLINE, PubMed, Google Scholar, and HighWire Press with the combined keywords “port-site metastasis” and “urology” was carried out. Results: A total of 40 articles comprising almost 60 cases addressing PSM after minimally invasive surgery for urological malignancy were identified. Conclusion: Port-site metastasis in urological laparoscopic surgery is rare and is preventable. Risk can be minimized by applying open surgery oncological procedural principles.


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