Fresh mesothelial lesions highly attract free floating intraperitoneal colorectal tumour cells in a rat model

I. Königsrainer, D. Zieker, S. Beckert, C. Weyhern Von, S. Löb, C. Falch, B.L. Brücher, A. Königsrainer & J. Glatzle
Introduction: Intraperitoneal free cancer cells are associated with a higher risk of recurrence and a poorer prognosis in colorectal surgery. Tumour recurrence may occur early after surgery. One potential mechanism is the ability of peritoneal lesions to attract tumour cells. Material and methods:[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]