IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 42 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo4205145
Open Access Rapid Communication
Single-site robotic-assisted hysterectomy and sentinel lymph node mapping for low-risk endometrial cancer: surgical technique and preliminary outcomes
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1 Westmead Private Hospital and Macquarie University Hospital, 3 Technology Place, Macquarie University, NSW, 2109 New South Wales, Australia
2 Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery Unit, Liverpool Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool, NSW, 2170 New South Wales, Australia
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2021 , 42(5), 966–972; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ejgo4205145
Submitted: 4 April 2021 | Revised: 26 May 2021 | Accepted: 11 June 2021 | Published: 15 October 2021
Abstract

The staging of endometrial cancer has changed from clinical to surgical over the years. Lymph node disease is recognised as an important prognostic factor as well as an aid to tailoring adjuvant therapy. The development of sentinel lymph node mapping algorithms shows promise in diagnostic accuracy and reducing the morbidity associated with comprehensive lymphadenectomy. In select patients, it is feasible to perform sentinel lymph node mapping using minimally invasive surgical techniques. We present a series of single-site robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy and sentinel lymph node mapping for low-risk endometrial cancer focusing on the surgical technique required and perioperative outcomes.

Keywords
Endometrial cancer
Single-site hysterectomy
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery
Robotic single-site surgery
Sentinel node mapping
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