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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Port-site metastasis after laparoscopic subtotal gastrectomy in gastric cancer: An uncommon case report

1 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, China
2 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, Songshan, Taipei, Taiwan, China

Correspondence Address:
Chien-Yi Yang
Division of General Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325, Cheng-Kung Road, Sec 2, Neihu 114, Taipei, Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.177174

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We present a case of port-site metastasis in a 60-year-old Taiwanese woman who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy. Seventeen months after surgery, the patient presented with a firm mass (4 cm × 4 cm in size) over the site of the umbilical surgical wound. Wide excision of the umbilicus was performed. Histological examination of the excised mass showed umbilical adenocarcinoma with no evidence of peritoneal nodules, and the patient was discharged to receive further chemotherapy treatment. After 15 months of follow-up, there was no indication of tumor metastasis.

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