Protective covering of surgical wounds with honey impedes tumor implantation.

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Hamzaoglu İ. H. , Saribeyoglu K., Durak H., Karahasanoglu T. , Bayrak I., Altug T., ...More

Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), vol.135, no.12, pp.1414-7, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 135 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/archsurg.135.12.1414
  • Title of Journal : Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1414-7


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.