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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Mar 24 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine