Protective covering of surgical wounds with honey impedes tumor implantation

Hamzaoglu I. , Saribeyoglu K., Durak H., Karahasanoglu T., Bayrak I., Altug T., ...Daha Fazla

ARCHIVES OF SURGERY, cilt.135, ss.1414-1417, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 135 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1001/archsurg.135.12.1414
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1414-1417


Hypothesis: Tumor implantation (TI) development at the surgical wound following cancer surgery is still an unresolved concern. Trocar site recurrence, which is likely a form of TI, has become one of the most controversial topics and, with the widespread acceptance of laparoscopic surgery, has caused renewed interest in questions about TI. Honey has positive effects on wound healing. Physiological and chemical properties of honey might prevent TI when applied locally.