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Role of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in Endometrial Cancer: The Inevitable Evolution


Surgery remains the cornerstone in the management of patients with endometrial carcinoma. In 1988, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) implemented a surgical staging system for endometrial cancer that has been updated in 2009 [1]. The transition to surgical staging occurred in part because the clinically defined stage was retrospectively reassigned after examination of the surgical specimen in 25 % of the cases, and 16 % of the women with presumed stage I were found to actually have stage III or IV disease.


Endometrial Cancer Endometrial Carcinoma Robotic Surgery Common Iliac Artery Laparoscopic Staging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Rabinovich
    • 1
  • Walter H. Gotlieb
    • 2
  • Ido Laskov
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Jewish General HospitalMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Division of Surgical and Gynecologic Oncology, Jewish General HospitalMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Segal Cancer Center, Lady Davis Institute of Medical ResearchMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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