Para-aortic lymph node dissection for women with endometrial adenocarcinoma and intermediate- to high-risk tumors: does it improve survival?

@article{CourtneyBrooks2014ParaaorticLN,
  title={Para-aortic lymph node dissection for women with endometrial adenocarcinoma and intermediate- to high-risk tumors: does it improve survival?},
  author={Madeleine Courtney-Brooks and Jennifer M Scalici and A Rauda Tellawi and Leigh A. Cantrell and Linda R Duska},
  journal={International journal of gynecological cancer : official journal of the International Gynecological Cancer Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={91-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Literature suggests that para-aortic lymphadenectomy (para-aortic lymph node dissection [PALND]) has a therapeutic benefit for women with intermediate- to high-risk endometrial adenocarcinoma. We hypothesized that the observed survival advantage of PALND is a reflection of the general health of the patient rather than a therapeutic benefit of surgery. METHODS Women with intermediate- to high-risk endometrial adenocarcinoma diagnosed from 2002 to 2009 at a single institution were… CONTINUE READING
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