Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology


1 Cancer Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Gynecologist Department, Medical Faculty, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


Introduction Endometrial cancer is one of the most common malignancies in women globally. The laparoscopic approach from endometrial cancer is suggested in the medical literature. The aim of the present review is to clarify clinical points of laparoscopic operation in endometrial cancer. A search using keywords included endometrial carcinoma, and treatment and laparoscopy were conducted on PubMed, Up-To-Date, Ovid and Clinical Key databases up to 2016.
Conclusion This present review research showed over 1600 full-text manuscripts, of which, 18 were relevant to this article. The laparoscopic approach to endometrial cancer is categorized as follows: 1) Comparison of complications and advantages of laparoscopy and laparotomy in endometrial cancer; 2) Hospitalization days; 3) Blood transfusion and blood loss; 4) Comparison of the operation time of laparoscopy versus laparotomy; 5) Conversion of laparoscopy to laparotomy; 6) Comparison of endometrial cancer lymphadenectomy in laparoscopy with laparotomy; 7) Laparoscopy of endometrial cancer in old age; 8) Surgical experience and learning curve; 9) Technical points in laparoscopic endometrial cancer surgery; 10) Comparison of endometrial cancer survival in laparoscopy and laparotomy methods; 11) Cost issues.


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