IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 19 / Issue 1 / pii/1998107

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Open Access Original Research

Endoscopic lymphadenectomy and LAVH in the treatment of endometrial cancer

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1 Department of Gynecological Oncology Oncological Centre, Warsaw, Poland
2 Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Kiel, Poland
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1998, 19(1), 32–34;
Published: 10 February 1998
Abstract

This article describes the results of two and half years experience in laparoscopic treatment of patients with endometrial cancer stage I and II. Between January 1994 and October 1996, 25 patients were treated by laparoscopy procedures. All of them had perfor­med LAVH and pelvic lymphadenectomy. The technique of the laparoscopic procedure was accurately described. No operative com­plications were observed and blood loss did not exceed 250 mL. In 7 patients (27.8%) nodal metastases were found. Mean 14 (range 7-25) lymph nodes were removed. After surgery some patients required radiotherapy. Up to now all patients are free of disease. We believe that laparoscopic assisted surgical staging of stage I and II endometrial cancer is an attractive alternative to the traditional surgical laparotomy approach.

Keywords
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Laparoscopic lymphadenectomy
Endometrial cancer
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