Can laparoscopic radical hysterectomy be a standard surgical modality in stage IA2-IIA cervical cancer?

@article{Hong2012CanLR,
  title={Can laparoscopic radical hysterectomy be a standard surgical modality in stage IA2-IIA cervical cancer?},
  author={Jin Hwa Hong and Joong Sub Choi and Jung Hun Lee and Jeong Min Eom and Jung Hwa Ko and Jong Woon Bae and Seon Hye Park},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={102-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine if laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (LRH) can be substituted for radical abdominal hysterectomy for women with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IA2-IIA cervical cancer. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of cervical cancer patients who underwent LRH with laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy (LPL) and/or laparoscopic para-aortic lymphadenectomy (LPAL) from March 2003 to December 2011. RESULTS Of 118 enrolled… CONTINUE READING