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Port Site Metastasis after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Case Report

Mahinder Pal Kochar, K.M. Garg


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a gold standard procedure for gall stone disease. Incidence of gall bladder cancer is found in about 0.25-0.3% of patients undergoing cholecystectomy. Patients with a preoperatively undiagnosed adenocarcinoma of the gall bladder in situ have a high incidence of recurrence at the port site. Incidence increases when a gall bladder perforation occurs during its extraction. Incidence is as high about 14%. Here we report a case of a 35 yrs old female who presented with a swelling in the umbilical region after 18 months of laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gall bladder disease. We recommend retrieval of the gall bladder in a plastic bag and send all specimens for histopathological examination though metastasis in more than one port is very rare.


Keywords: Histopathological examination, gall bladder carcinoma, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, metastasis, port site


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Mahinder Pal Kochar, K.M. Garg. Port Site Metastasis after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - Case Report. Research & Reviews Journal of Surgery. 2019; 8(3): 9–13p.

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