Obesity does not affect the number of retrieved lymph nodes and the rate of intraoperative complications in gynecologic cancers.

@article{Salman2010ObesityDN,
  title={Obesity does not affect the number of retrieved lymph nodes and the rate of intraoperative complications in gynecologic cancers.},
  author={Mehmet Coşkun Salman and Alp Usubutun and Tulay Ozlu and Kubra Boynukalin and Kunter Yuce},
  journal={Journal of gynecologic oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={24-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Lymphadenectomy, in general, is a safe and well-tolerated procedure in gynecologic oncology. However, some technical difficulties may be experienced in obese women which may result in inadequate lymphadenectomy and increased complications. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the effect of obesity on lymph node counts retrieved and complication rates observed during lymphadenectomy in gynecologic cancers. METHODS Patients with ovarian, endometrial or cervical… CONTINUE READING

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