Additional case reports were required to help in the diagnosis and management of individuals with metastatic tumor seeding, a very uncommon condition following minimally invasive urological surgery.

Following robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), individuals were found to have peritoneal carcinomatosis. For a study, researchers described their experiences with these rare instances.

Five cases of peritoneal carcinomatosis were found, and all of them appeared between 8 and 13 years after RARP, which was a long time. At the time of the prostatectomy, T3 disease was present in 4 of the 5 patients. In 3 out of 5 instances, 68Ga-PSMA PET revealed peritoneal carcinomatosis.

Risk for carcinomatosis after RARP may be predicted by certain clinical criteria, such as advanced pathologic stage at the time of prostatectomy. Additionally, as next-generation imaging becomes more accessible, next-generation imaging modalities like PSMA PET may help in finding these metastases and are likely to identify an increasing proportion of these patients. To enhance the comprehension and treatment of the phenomenon, further documentation and characterization of this unique appearance were required to enhance the comprehension and treatment of the phenomenon.

Reference: goldjournal.net/article/S0090-4295(22)00296-5/fulltext