Outcomes of laparoscopic treatment for endometrial cancer

Javier F. Magrina

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Laparoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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