Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Malignancies

  • R. Wendel Naumann
Chapter

Abstract

Laparoscopic and minimally invasive approaches have been described in the surgical treatment of almost all aspects of gynecologic oncology surgery including pelvic masses, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. However, the widespread use of laparoscopy in this setting has been limited. Lack of long-term outcome data, increased surgical times, and the need for retraining have been major obstacles to the use of minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic malignancies and complex gynecologic surgery.

Keywords

Europe Adenocarcinoma Nylon Polyurethane Lymphedema 

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  • R. Wendel Naumann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyCarolinas Medical CenterCharlotteUSA

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