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Adv Urol. 2012;2012:609531. doi: 10.1155/2012/609531. Epub 2012 Apr 10.

Port-site metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for urological malignancy: forgotten or missed.

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The Urology Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK.

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Purpose. Port-site metastasis has been a concern with the common use of laparoscopy in urologic oncology. We conducted this study to provide a review of port-site metastases reported after the laparoscopy in managing urologic malignancies, possible contributing factors and preventative measures. Materials and Methods. An electronic search of MEDLINE using the combined MESH key words "port-site metastasis" and "Urology". Results. 51 articles addressing port-site metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for urolo¬gical malignancy were identified. Conclusion. Port-site metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for urolo¬gical malignancy is rare. The incidence is comparable to the rate for surgical wound metastases.

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