Port site metastases
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Recurrent high grade endometrial clear cell carcinoma. Previous laparoscopic hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
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Ill defined soft tissues lesions noted in the anterior abdominal wall muscles and subcutaneous tissues, corresponding to the sites of the laparoscopic instrument ports, in keeping port site metastatic recurrence.
Port-site metastasis after laparoscopic and robotic surgeries for gynecologic cancers is rare. Port-site metastasis risk is ~1% for all laparoscopic cancer surgeries with a risk of ~0.05% for endometrial cancer.
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