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Surgery in Endometrial Cancer: An Audit of Quality Across Centers in India

  • S. VidhyalakshmiEmail author
  • Amita Maheshwari
  • Latha Balasubramani
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Abstract

Background

Surgical management is the cornerstone in the treatment of endometrial cancer. However, there are many controversies involved in the management starting from what constitutes adequate staging to the type of adjuvant treatment. In India, surgeons from several specialties operate on patients with endometrial cancer and there is a lack of guideline-based practice which necessitates an audit on the quality of care offered to women with endometrial cancer.

Methods

The study was a questionnaire-based study conducted at various conference venues. The study participants included general surgeons, gynecologists, surgical oncologists and gynecologic oncologists who operate on endometrial cancer.

Results

There is an extensive variation in the management of endometrial cancer among practitioners and lack of consensus regarding lymphadenectomy and its extent during surgery. Also, the use of intraoperative frozen section and comprehensive staging is more commonly seen among oncosurgeons when compared to other specialties.

Keywords

Oncologists Quality control Endometrial cancer Surgery 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OBGGKNM HospitalCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Gynecologic OncologyTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.VN Cancer CentreGKNM HospitalCoimbatoreIndia

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