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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Staging for Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in the United States. Most women present with a tumor that appears clinically confined to the uterus. Identification of those with metastatic disease allows adjuvant therapy to be appropriately tailored.

Comprehensive surgical staging consists of hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and bilateral pelvic and para-aortic lymph node dissection. Patients are then assigned a stage according to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics system. Surgical technique has only recently evolved from vertical incision laparotomy to minimally invasive laparoscopy. Successful completion of laparoscopic staging results in fewer complications and shorter hospital stays when compared with laparotomy.

 

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational counsellor, coach and women's health advocate. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in change management, culture change and adoption of digital technologies in large enterprises and organisations. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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  1. This is really very informative. The sample questions provided here are really good. Endometrial cancer is a malignant tumor of the endometrial lining of the uterus. The disease is clinically seen as: irregular bleeding after menopause, bloody discharge, protracted menstruation, bleeding in between menstruation and pain during sexual intercourse.
    Thanks.

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