Comparing surgical outcomes in obese women undergoing laparotomy, laparoscopy, or laparotomy with panniculectomy for the staging of uterine malignancy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Abdominal Fat
  • Endometrial Neoplasms
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity, Morbid

abstract

  • Both laparoscopic staging and panniculectomy in a standardized fashion were associated with an improved lymph node count and a lower rate of incisional complications than laparotomy alone. Although definitive conclusions are limited by low patient numbers, the substantial decrease in wound complications suggests that these two approaches should be considered for obese patients undergoing uterine cancer staging.

publication date

  • August 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/s10434-007-9440-6

PubMed ID

  • 17522943

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2384

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 14

number

  • 8