New Practice Changing Guideline: Laparotomy is the preferred approach for radical hysterectomy in women with cervical cancer |
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New Practice Changing Guideline: Laparotomy is the preferred approach for radical hysterectomy in women with cervical cancer
Dr KK Aggarwal,  05 December 2018
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For women undergoing radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer with tumors ≥2 cm, the new recommendation is laparotomy rather than minimally invasive surgery (MIS).Patients with smaller tumors (<2 cm) may be candidates for robotic-assisted surgery.MIS approaches are done with the goal of reducing operative morbidity. However, two new studies reported in the New England Journal of Medicine have found worse oncologic outcomes with these procedures.In a randomized...
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