Port site metastasis after surgery for renal cell carcinoma: Harbinger of future metastasis

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Song J., Kim E., Mobley J., Vemana G., Tanagho Y., Vetter J., Bhayani S., Russo P., Fugita O., Yang S.S.-D., Iwamura M., Figenshau R.S.

Journal of Urology 2014 192:2 (364-368)

Purpose Port site metastasis is a rare occurrence after minimally invasive treatment for renal cell carcinoma. However, its prognostic implications are unclear because reports in the literature are heterogeneous in detail and followup. We clarify the significance of port site metastasis in cancer specific survival and broaden our understanding of this phenomenon. Materials and Methods A MEDLINE® search for published studies of renal cell carcinoma port site metastasis was performed. Contributing factors to port site metastasis, stage, Fuhrman grade, pathology, port site metastasis treatment method, followup protocol and long-term outcomes were collected. The corresponding authors of each publication were contacted to fill in details and provide long-term outcomes. We added 1 case from our recent experience. Results A total of 16 cases from 12 authors (including ourselves) were found…(ver más)


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