IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 29 / Issue 1 / pii/1630995334890-497744213

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Original Research
FIGO Stage I endometrial carcinoma: evaluation of lung metastases and follow-up
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatology Department, Umberto I Clinic, Rome (Italy)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2008, 29(1), 65–66;
Published: 10 February 2008

Purpose: The aim of our study was to evaluate the incidence of lung metastases in the follow-up of women submitted to surgery for endometrial carcinoma, in particular for FIGO Stage I which is the lowest risk stage for this metastatic site. Methods: The study was conducted on 210 patients affected by FIGO Stage I endometrial cancer in the years 1990 to 2005 distributed as follows: 35 patients with Stage IA (limited to the endometrium), 150 patients with Stage IB (invasion up to and including half the myometrial thickness), 25 patients with Stage IC (invasion greater than half the myometrial thickness). They underwent follow-up. Results: Only one patient out of the group studied has developed lung metastasis six years after surgery. She was staged as FIGO IB (T1b Mx G1). Conclusion: We are still following the cases and evaluating the biological behavior of this specific endometrial carcinoma and its reaction to further therapies. We are also looking for possible clinical characteristics in disagreement with those reported in the literature, which would thus make it necessary to reconsider the prognosis and therapy of this stage of disease.
Endometrial cancer
Lung metastasis
Lung metastasis therapy
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