Laparoscopic lower para-aortic staging lymphadenectomy in stage IB2, II, and III cervical cancer.

@article{Vergote2002LaparoscopicLP,
  title={Laparoscopic lower para-aortic staging lymphadenectomy in stage IB2, II, and III cervical cancer.},
  author={Ignace Vergote and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Amant and Patrick Berteloot and Marleen van Gramberen},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          22-6
        }
}
The presence of metastases in the para-aortic lymph nodes has important implications in the management of cervical carcinoma in many centers. In this study we investigated the role of laparoscopic lower para-aortic lymphadenectomy in patients with cervical carcinoma. In 42 consecutive patients with stage IB2-IIIB cervical carcinoma without suspicious para-aortic lymph nodes on CT scanning, a laparoscopic lower para-aortic lymphadenectomy was performed between January 1998 and April 2001. The… CONTINUE READING
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