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REVIEW ARTICLE

Advances in Minimal Access Surgery in the Surgical Staging of Carcinoma Endometrium

Jayasree Santhosh

Citation Information : Santhosh J. Advances in Minimal Access Surgery in the Surgical Staging of Carcinoma Endometrium. World J Lap Surg 2011; 4 (3):149-155.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1134

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The concept of minimal access surgery for gynecologic malignancies has gone from a perceived near impossibility to a fully recognized option for many patients over the past 10 years. This article reviews the different minimal access techniques used for surgical staging of carcinoma endometrium, their outcome, feasibility and safety in comparison to conventional staging laparotomy. After review of literature, it is concluded that laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures are acceptable and safer alternatives to traditional laparotomy in the staging of carcinoma endometrium, especially in obese women. Long-term outcome reports for robotic surgery is awaited.


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