IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 23 / Issue 4 / pii/2002166

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Original Research

CT findings in two cases of port-site metastasis after laparoscopy for ovarian cancer

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1 Department of Radiology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (France)
2 Department of Gynecologic Surgery, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (France)
3 Department of Oncology, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif (France)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2002, 23(4), 293–294;
Published: 10 August 2002

Cases: Two patients with histologically proven port-site metastasis following laparoscopic procedures for ovarian cancer underwent a CT scan. These two patients were initially treated for a stage IA and III ovarian cancer. Port-site recurrence occurred six and 19 weeks following the laparoscopic procedure. In one patient, the abdominal wall recurrence was associated with perito­neal carcinosis. In both patients, CT scan revealed the presence of an heterogeneous nodular lesion inside the left oblique muscle. Histologic analysis confirmed the diagnosis of port-site recurrence. Conclusions: Port-site metastases could be observed in the treated patients with a laparoscopic approach for ovarian cancer. When this diagnosis is clinically suspected, a CT scan should be performed in order to precise the diagnosis of port-site metastasis and to evaluate potential intra-abdominal recurrent disease. However, only histologic examination can confirm a diagnosis of port-site recurrence.

Ovarian cancer
CT scan
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