Surgery in Endometrial Cancer: An Audit of Quality Across Centers in India
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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.
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.
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.
KeywordsOncologists Quality control Endometrial cancer Surgery
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
All the authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.
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