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Effect of port composition on tumor cell adherence: an in vivo model.

Authors
  • Brundell, Simeon
  • Tsopelas, Chris
  • Chatterton, Barry
  • Touloumtzoglou, Joanna
  • Blefari, Cristina
  • Hewett, Peter J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diseases of the colon and rectum
Publication Date
May 01, 2003
Volume
46
Issue
5
Pages
637–642
Identifiers
PMID: 12792440
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These data suggest that minimizing the number of tumor cells within the abdominal cavity, using plastic ports, and securing ports to prevent inadvertent displacement would be expected to reduce the number of tumor cells deposited in port sites during operative laparoscopy. This may be beneficial in reducing the incidence of port-site metastases after laparoscopic surgery for gastrointestinal malignancies.

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