Background: The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the advantages of laparoscopy versus laparotomy for treatment of extremely obese women with early-stage endometrial cancer. Materials and Methods: Seventy-five extremely obese patients with Body Mass Index >35 kg/m2 and clinical stage I endometrial cancer underwent hysterectomy and bilateral salpingooophorectomy, and in all cases we performed systematic pelvic lymphadenectomy by laparoscopy (mean BMI of 38±7.3 kg/m2) or laparotomy (mean BMI of 39±8.1 kg/m2). Results: In two (4.4%) patients of the laparoscopy group we observed a port site haematoma that was resolved without a second surgery. In three patients of the laparotomy-group, we observed dehiscence of the abdominal suture with surgical site infection that was re-sutured. Conclusion: Laparoscopy can be considered a safe and effective therapeutic procedure for managing early-stage endometrial cancer in extremely obese women with a lower complication rate, lower surgical site infection and postoperative hospitalization.

Advantages of laparoscopy versus laparotomy in extremely obese women (BMI>35) with early-stage endometrial cancer: a multicenter study

ANGIONI, STEFANO;
2014

Abstract

Background: The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the advantages of laparoscopy versus laparotomy for treatment of extremely obese women with early-stage endometrial cancer. Materials and Methods: Seventy-five extremely obese patients with Body Mass Index >35 kg/m2 and clinical stage I endometrial cancer underwent hysterectomy and bilateral salpingooophorectomy, and in all cases we performed systematic pelvic lymphadenectomy by laparoscopy (mean BMI of 38±7.3 kg/m2) or laparotomy (mean BMI of 39±8.1 kg/m2). Results: In two (4.4%) patients of the laparoscopy group we observed a port site haematoma that was resolved without a second surgery. In three patients of the laparotomy-group, we observed dehiscence of the abdominal suture with surgical site infection that was re-sutured. Conclusion: Laparoscopy can be considered a safe and effective therapeutic procedure for managing early-stage endometrial cancer in extremely obese women with a lower complication rate, lower surgical site infection and postoperative hospitalization.
Endometrial cancer; Hysterectomy; Laparoscopy; Lymphadenectomy; Obese women
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