Delayed Port Site Recurrence from Gallbladder Dysplasia Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: All Gallbladder Retrieval Always Be Inside a Bag?

Kara M., Erdoğdu E., BÜYÜK M., Emiroğlu S.

Indian Journal of Surgery, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-023-03758-4
  • Journal Name: Indian Journal of Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Case report, Cholecystectomy, Dysplasia, Implantation metastasis
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Port site implantation is not an uncommon complication following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We report a 78-year-old woman who underwent an extended thoracoabdominal resection for a port site implantation at 5 years following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The tumor was an adenocarcinoma which resulted from a dysplastic gallbladder. We emphasize dysplastic changes of the gallbladder may result in port site implantation after cholecystectomy and which may transform to an invasive adenocarcinoma. Thus, all the specimens during cholecystectomy should be removed within a bag.