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Oncologic implications of laparoscopic and open surgery

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Although instrumental manipulation and mechanical tumor cell spillage seem to play the major role in port-site metastases from laparoscopic cancer surgery, minimally invasive procedures are used more and more in the resection of malignancies. However, port-site metastases also have been reported after resection of colon cancer in International Union Against Cancer (UICC) stage I [2, 14]. Therefore, changes in the peritoneal environment during laparoscopy also might influence intra- and extraperitoneal tumor growth during laparoscopy and pneumoperitoneum. Different results of experimental studies presented at the Third International Conference for Laparoscopic Surgery are analyzed and discussed.

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Correspondence to C.A. Jacobi.

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Jacobi, C., Bonjer, H., Puttick, M. et al. Oncologic implications of laparoscopic and open surgery . Surg Endosc 16, 441–445 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-001-8112-z

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