publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Laparoscopy Compared With Laparotomy for Comprehensive Surgical Staging of Uterine Cancer: Gynecologic Oncology Group Study LAP2

Joan L. Walker; Marion R. Piedmonte; Nick M. Spirtos; Scott M. Eisenkop; John B. Schlaerth; Robert S. Mannel; Gregory Spiegel; Richard Barakat; Michael L. Pearl; Sudarshan K. Sharma;
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  • Published: 10 Nov 2009
  • Publisher: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Abstract
The conventional method for comprehensive surgical staging in endometrial cancer is open laparotomy. Since the 1990s, minimally invasive laparoscopy has been investigated for comprehensive surgical staging in endometrial cancer in small efficacy and safety studies. This prospective randomized trial was designed to compare use of laparotomy and laparoscopy for complete comprehensive surgical staging of uterine cancer. Between 1996 and 2005, a total of 2616 patients with clinical stage I to IIA uterine cancer were randomly assigned —920 to open laparotomy and 1696 to laparoscopy. The procedures undertaken with both methods included hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorect...
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free text keywords: Original Reports, Cancer Research, Oncology, Laparoscopy, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Gynecologic oncology, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, General surgery, Laparotomy, medicine.medical_treatment, Endoscopy, Uterine cancer, medicine.disease, Hysterectomy, Stage (cooking), Lymphadenectomy, business.industry, business, Group study, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Medicine, FIGO Stage IIIA, Gynecology, Endometrial cancer, Obstetrics
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Laparoscopy Compared With Laparotomy for Comprehensive Surgical Staging of Uterine Cancer: Gynecologic Oncology Group Study LAP2

Joan L. Walker; Marion R. Piedmonte; Nick M. Spirtos; Scott M. Eisenkop; John B. Schlaerth; Robert S. Mannel; Gregory Spiegel; Richard Barakat; Michael L. Pearl; Sudarshan K. Sharma;