Uterine Cancer pp 157-168 | Cite as

Surgical Anatomy of the Uterus

  • Bhagyalaxmi Nayak
  • S. K. Giri


A thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the uterus and its relationship to neighboring organs is of immense importance to both gynecologic oncologists and radiation oncologists. A good surgical dissection can only be accomplished by an in-depth understanding of the anatomy of the pelvis and retroperitoneum. Laparoscopy and robotic surgery have improved anatomic perception by excellent optics and a 3D depth of vision. The importance of surgical anatomy of the uterus, its blood supply, lymphatic drainage, innervation, and proximity to vital structures such as the bladder and rectum cannot be overemphasized.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Gynaecologic OncologyAH Regional Cancer CentreCuttackIndia

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