Abdominal vs Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Outcomes Similar for Endometrial Cancer
In women with stage I endometrial cancer, total abdominal hysterectomy and total laparoscopic hysterectomy resulted in similar disease-free survival (DFS) rates at 4.5 years and no difference in overall survival rates, according to results from a clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00096408).
Typical treatment of endometrial cancer involves hysterectomy; however, more than 1 surgical approach to hysterectomy exists.
This multinational, randomized equivalence trial conducted from October 2005 to June 2010 compared total laparoscopic hysterectomy to total abdominal hysterectomy.
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