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The Role of Lymphadenectomy in Endometrial Cancer

KEHOE, SIOBHAN M. MD; MILLER, DAVID S. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318218577b
Endometrial Cancer
Abstract

The role of lymphadenectomy in the management of endometrial cancer is rapidly evolving. Although retrospective reports have suggested that lymphadenectomy is associated with a therapeutic benefit, recent prospective trials have questioned the therapeutic effect of lymphadenectomy. Lymphadenectomy remains the gold standard for detecting metastatic disease to the regional nodes. In this review, we discuss the controversies surrounding lymphadenectomy for endometrial cancer.

Author Information

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Correspondence: David S. Miller, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX. e-mail: david.miller@utsouthwestern.edu

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.