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Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Abdominal Cytology Reliably Detect Peritoneal Metastases in Patients with Urachal Adenocarcinoma

Stokkel, Laura E. ; Mehta, Akash M. ; Behrendt, Mark A. ; de Jong, Jeroen ; Bekers, Elise M. ; Hendricksen, Kees ; Aalbers, Arend G. J. ; Kok, Niels F. M. ; Meinhardt, Wim ; Mertens, Laura S. ; van Rhijn, Bas W. G.


Background Urachal adenocarcinoma (UrAC) is a rare malignancy that can cause peritoneal metastases (PM). Analogous to other enteric malignancies, selected patients with limited PM of UrAC can be treated by cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC). Objective The aim of this study was to address the value of diagnostic laparoscopy (DLS) and abdominal cytology ...


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