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TitlePort-Site and Wound Recurrences in Cancer Surgery [electronic resource] : Incidence - Pathogenesis - Prevention / edited by Marc A. Reymond, H. Jaap Bonjer, Ferdinand Kรถckerling
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2000
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Descript XV, 136 p. online resource


During the past 9 years, reports of 'port-site' deposits following laparoscopic surgery for malignancy, especially laparoscopic resection of colonic cancer, have cast a shadow on the wisdom of the laparoscopic approach in the surgical manยญ agement in patients with cancer. Those reports of port-site deposits, some 90 cases reported in the literature up to 1999, have opened a 'can of worms' and highlighted the scarcity of our knowledge on cancer cell migration from solid tuยญ mors and the factors that underlie their successful implantation in surgical wounds both in the presence and absence of a positive pressure pneumoperitoยญ neum. The jury is out even in relation to the effect of the healing surgical access wound - do the biochemical and cellular repair processes and the associated growth factors enhance or prevent implantation of exfoliated viable tumor cells? Whatever the answer to this question, it is clear that tumor cells do implant in healing surgical wounds and the key question is whether this is facilitated by lapยญ aroscopic surgery with CO pneumoperitoneum compared to the traditional 2 surgical exposure. It is known that tumors shed malignant cells into the blood stream, the peritoneal cavity and in the case of hollow organs, intraluminally. Equally there is good evidence that surgical and instrumental manipulation of tumors induce exfoliation of viable tumor cells


1 Definition of Port-Site and Wound Recurrences in Cancer Surgery -- 2 A Case Report -- 3 Abdominal Wall Recurrences in Open Surgery -- 4 Port-Site Recurrences in Laparoscopic Surgery -- 5 Port-Site Recurrences in Thoracoscopic Surgery -- 6 Port Site Recurrences in Colon and Rectal Cancers: Randomized Studies -- 7 Pathogenesis: Tumor Cell Lines and Application in Experimental Animal Studies -- 8 Pathogenesis: Transportation of Tumor Cells in Animal Studies -- 9 Pathogenesis: Local Effects in the Wound in Animal Studies -- 10 Pathogenesis: Immunological Aspects of Animal Studies -- 11 Pathogenesis: Free Viable Cancer Cells and Cancer Cell Liberation in Clinical Studies -- 12 Pathogenesis: Transportation of Tumor Cells in Clinical Studies -- 13 Pathogenesis: Immunological Aspects of Clinical Studies -- 14 Mechanical Means For Prevention of Trocar Site Cancer Implantation -- 15 Prevention of Port-Site Recurrences: Chemical Measures -- 16 Prevention of Port-Site Recurrences: Gasless Laparoscopy and Other Gases -- 17 Prevention of Port-Site Recurrences: Role of Therapeutic Pneumoperitoneum -- 18 Treatment of Port-Site Recurrences -- 19 Illustrated Practical Notes for the Surgeon -- 20 Conclusions and Perspectives

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