Introduction: Minute retroperitoneal carcinoid tumor recurrences may be difficult to locate during surgery. A laparoscopic approach to re-resection is further hampered by the lack of tactile sense. Laparoscopic Ultrasonography (LUS) is a minimally invasive method which may compensate for the lack of palpation during laparoscopic surgery, and LUS allows for an evaluation of lesions beneath the visible surfaces. LUS is used in the pretherapeutic staging of upper GI tract cancer, and LUS can identify - and if necessary also biopsy - lesions less than 10 mm in diameter.
Aim(s): Use of LUS during laparoscopic resection of a carcinoid tumor recurrence.
Materials and methods: Case story
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Presenting Author: Dr. Henning O Nielsen
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