Purpose of review: Laparoscopy has become the standard approach for the surgical management of a variety of benign gynecological conditions. Numerous studies have reported their findings on the laparoscopic approach for the treatment of patients with endometrial cancer. It is timely and relevant to provide a review of these findings. Recent findings: Comparison analysis of recurrence and survival rates for patients treated by laparoscopy and laparotomy have found similar results. A similar or reduced cost is noted for the laparoscopic approach. Numerous patient advantages are indicated for the laparoscopic approach. This information is detailed in this review. Summary: The open abdominal approach is an alternative to laparoscopy for the surgical treatment of patients with early endometrial cancer.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|State||Published - Aug 2005|
- Endometrial cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology