Case Report
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World J Clin Oncol. Apr 10, 2016; 7(2): 270-274
Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v7.i2.270
Isolated subcutaneous implantation of a borderline ovarian tumor: A case report and review of the literature
Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Borsu Yeganeh, Jutta Luettges, Achim Maibach, Ruediger Langenberg, Natalia Krawczyk, Peter Paluchowski, Holger Maul, Gerhard Gebauer
Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, Borsu Yeganeh, Ruediger Langenberg, Holger Maul, Gerhard Gebauer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg, 22087 Hamburg, Germany
Jutta Luettges, Achim Maibach, Department of Pathology, Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg, 22087 Hamburg, Germany
Natalia Krawczyk, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Duesseldorf, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
Peter Paluchowski, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Regio Klinik Pinneberg, 25421 Pinneberg, Germany
Author contributions: Banys-Paluchowski M and Yeganeh B designed the report; Luettges J and Maibach A performed the histopathological analyses; Langenberg R and Maul H collected the patient’s clinical data; Banys-Paluchowski M, Krawczyk N, Paluchowski P and Gebauer G analyzed the data and wrote the paper.
Institutional review board statement: The article has been approved for publication by the Institutional Review Board of the Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg, Germany.
Informed consent statement: The patient provided informed written consent prior to publication.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Malgorzata Banys-Paluchowski, MD, MED, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg, Alfredstr. 9, 22087 Hamburg, Germany.
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Received: August 22, 2015
Peer-review started: August 26, 2015
First decision: October 13, 2015
Revised: December 6, 2015
Accepted: December 18, 2015
Article in press: December 21, 2015
Published online: April 10, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Trocar-site subcutaneous metastasis rarely develops after laparoscopic surgery. Avoidance of over-manipulation of the tumor and use of a protective bag for removal of tumor tissue may minimize the risk of this complication.