Objective: The incidence of port site metastasis after robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for cervical cancer is not well known. According to recent studies of gynecological malignancies, the reported incidence is low and comparable to the results of conventional laparoscopic surgery. Here, we report the case of a patient who suffered port site metastasis after robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for stage IB1 uterine cervical cancer. Case report: The current case is, as we know, only the third episode of port site metastasis after robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery for cervical cancer documented in the medical literature. Following diagnosis of the port site metastasis, the patient was treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and experienced a remarkable early response. We reviewed the patient's medical chart and imaging studies, and searched the Medline database to evaluate the incidence, prognosis and treatment outcomes of such cases of port site metastasis in uterine cervical cancer patients. Conclusion: CRT resulted in a rapid decrease in tumor size and relief of abdominal pain in our patient. CRT might be considered as a salvage or palliative modality in patients with port site metastasis and/or locoregional recurrence. © 2013.
Kim, B. K., Huh, S. J., & Kim, B. G. (2013). Port site metastasis after robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy for uterine cervical cancer: A case report and literature review. Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 52(4), 558–563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2013.10.018