Can laparoscopic lymphadenectomy disseminate bladder cancer?

V. Altieri, M. D'Armiento, M. De Sio, G. Ucciero, T. Lotti, P. P. Graziotti

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Abstract

We describe an unusual case of massive subcutaneous metastases from a primary bladder cancer which appeared months after a pelvic laparoscopic lymph node dissection. Biopsy of a subcutaneous lesion (located at the site of a previously inserted trocar) revealed neoplastic transitional cells. The metastatic site and the unusual presentation of this massive metastatic progression suggest the pelvic laparoscopic lymph node dissection could be related to the neoplastic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalActa Urologica Italica
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Bladder cancer
  • Laparoscopic lymph node dissection
  • Sub-cutaneous metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Altieri, V., D'Armiento, M., De Sio, M., Ucciero, G., Lotti, T., & Graziotti, P. P. (1998). Can laparoscopic lymphadenectomy disseminate bladder cancer? Acta Urologica Italica, 12(4), 231-233.