Port site metastasis after laparoscopic staging of esophageal carcinoma

Richard K. Freeman, Michael A. Wait

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The case history of a patient who underwent laparoscopic staging of an esophageal carcinoma is presented. After neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy a port site metastasis was found at esophagectomy. Possible etiologies, implications for the continued use of minimally invasive staging for esophageal carcinoma, and prevention of port site metastasis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1034
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 24 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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