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Revised FIGO Staging System for Endometrial Cancer

LEWIN, SHARYN N. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 2 - p 215–218
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182185baa
Endometrial Cancer

In 1988 the International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) developed a surgical staging system for endometrial cancer. The FIGO staging system was recently revised in 2009 to reflect our growing understanding of the natural history of endometrial cancer. In this review, we describe the revised 2009 FIGO staging system for tumors of the uterine corpus and examine the effect of the new changes in the staging criteria.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York

Correspondence: Sharyn N. Lewin, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 161 Fort Washington Ave, 8th Floor, New York, NY. e-mail: snl2110@columbia.edu

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.