Lower disease-free survival with minimally invasive radical hysterectomy for early cervical cancer
Minimally invasive radical hysterectomy was associated with lower rates of disease-free survival and overall survival and a higher rate of locoregional recurrence vs open abdominal radical hysterectomy among women with early-stage cervical cancer, according to a study published October 31, 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The rate of disease-free survival at 4.5 years was 86.0% with minimally invasive surgery and 96.5% with open surgery.
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