Surgery for early stage endometrial carcinoma in the obese p
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Endometrial cancer (EC) is the fifth cause of feminine cancer in Europe, but the second gynecologic cancer worldwide.Thanks to an early patient's detection by postmenopausal vaginal bleeding, its prognosis is rather good with a global rate of 70% 5-year survival (which can rise to 95% in International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics [FIGO] stage 1 well-differentiated endometrioid tumors).However, this tumor usually occurs in aged patients, presenting comorbidities. This explains the important fact that 50% of EC patients die from a non-EC-related cause. In this review, the latest information on surgical management and its adaptation to the obese condition is discussed. Mini-invasive treatments (laparoscopic, robotic, vaginal, or combinations) should be systematically considered. Prevention and active treatment of obesity seem an interesting approach to reduce incidence and severity of the disease....

http://www.asjo.in/article.asp?issn=2454-6798;year=2016;volume=2;issue=2;spage=63;epage=68;aulast=Leblanc
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