Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the surgical management of apparent early stage ovarian cancer.

@article{Ghezzi2007LaparoscopyVL,
  title={Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for the surgical management of apparent early stage ovarian cancer.},
  author={Fabio Ghezzi and Antonella Cromi and Stefano Uccella and Valentino Bergamini and Silvia Tomera and Massimo Franchi and Pierfrancesco Bolis},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={409-13}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of laparoscopic staging of apparent early ovarian cancer (EOC) with those obtained with comprehensive surgical staging via laparotomy. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing comprehensive laparoscopic staging for presumed EOC (LPS group; N=15) were compared with historical controls selected from consecutive women who have had conventional staging with open surgery (LPT group; N=19). RESULTS No difference was found in demographics and preoperative variables… CONTINUE READING

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