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Role of omentectomy and appendectomy in surgical staging of endometrioid endometrial cancer
1 Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Ankara (Turkey)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2013, 34(4), 322–324;
Published: 10 August 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether it was necessary to add omentectomy and appendectomy to the surgical staging of endometrioid endometrial cancer. Materials and Methods: Records were reviewed from June 2005 to June 2009 for endometrioidendometrial cancer patients who underwent total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, infracolic omentectomy and appendectomy. Results: In total, 186 patients were included in the analysis. Disease was limited to uterus in 93% of patients and 87% of patients had Stage I disease. There was only one omental metastasis and no appendix metastasis in all stages. Conclusion: Routine omentectomy and appendectomy are unnecessary in surgical staging of endometrioid endometrial cancer unless there is suspicion of gross metastases during intraoperative examination.
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