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Advances in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 609531, 5 pages
Review Article

Port-Site Metastasis after Laparoscopic Surgery for Urological Malignancy: Forgotten or Missed

1The Urology Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, DE22 3NE, UK
2The Urology Department, The Royal Free Hospital, London, NW3 2QG, UK

Received 30 April 2011; Revised 10 October 2011; Accepted 16 January 2012

Academic Editor: Walid A. Farhat

Copyright © 2012 N. Kadi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. Port-site metastasis has been a concern with the common use of laparoscopy in urologic oncology. We conducted this study to provide a review of port-site metastases reported after the laparoscopy in managing urologic malignancies, possible contributing factors and preventative measures. Materials and Methods. An electronic search of MEDLINE using the combined MESH key words “port-site metastasis” and “Urology”. Results. 51 articles addressing port-site metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for urolo¬gical malignancy were identified. Conclusion. Port-site metastasis after laparoscopic surgery for urolo¬gical malignancy is rare. The incidence is comparable to the rate for surgical wound metastases.