The case history of a patient who underwent laparoscopic staging of an esophageal carcinoma is presented. After neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy a port site metastasis was found at esophagectomy. Possible etiologies, implications for the continued use of minimally invasive staging for esophageal carcinoma, and prevention of port site metastasis are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine