Uterine Cancer pp 223-229 | Cite as

Extraperitoneal Laparoscopic Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy in Endometrial Cancer: Rationale and Surgical Technique


Extraperitoneal laparoscopic para-aortic lymphadenectomy is an increasingly utilized procedure in gynecologic oncology, with advantages over open or traditional laparoscopic surgery, namely, decreased propensity for postoperative adhesions and ability to complete thorough surgical staging in a minimally invasive fashion. For patients with endometrial carcinoma who are at high risk for dissemination to the para-aortic lymph nodes, this technique provides reliable access up to the level of the renal vessels and can be particularly helpful in obese patients.


Endometrial Cancer Renal Vein Endometrial Carcinoma Inferior Mesenteric Artery Endometrial Cancer Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gynecologic SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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