Title

The Physiologic Effects of Laparoscopy: Applications in Oncology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

The use of laparoscopic approaches to surgical disease continues to advance quickly. Laparoscopy applied to oncologic surgery continues to be debated. We review the experience of laparoscopy as it relates to surgery for tumors. Specifically, we discuss the physiologic changes and tumor response to laparoscopy, as well as the current concepts explaining port site recurrence.