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Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Nov;104(5 Pt 2):1167-70.

Port-site implantation after laparoscopic treatment of borderline ovarian tumors.

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Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France.



The aim of this article is to report 3 cases of port-site implantation after laparoscopic treatment of a borderline ovarian tumor.


Three patients underwent a laparoscopic procedure for a serous (2 patients) or mucinous (1 patient) borderline ovarian tumor. In 2 patients, the port-site implantation was discovered during a later surgical procedure, and one was discovered clinically 11 months after the initial laparoscopic oophorectomy. Surgical resection of the port-site was the only treatment in all cases. These women are currently alive and disease-free 11, 23, and 51 months after the treatment of the scar metastasis.


These results suggest that, unlike port-site metastasis in other gynecologic malignancies, the prognosis in patients with a port-site implantation after laparoscopic management of borderline ovarian tumor is excellent. The treatment of this complication is surgical resection.

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