Advances in laparoscopic surgery for cervical cancer

Giorgio Bogani, Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Diego Rossetti, Antonino Ditto, Fabio Martinelli, Valentina Chiappa, Stefano Ferla, Alice Indini, Ilaria Sabatucci, Domenica Lorusso, Francesco Raspagliesi

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In the recent years, minimally invasive surgery has emerged as the gold standard for the treatment of both benign and malignant gynecological conditions. Growing evidence suggest that laparoscopic and robotic-assisted treatments allow to archived the same long-term outcomes than conventional open abdominal treatments, minimizing peri-operative morbidity. In the present review we analyzed the advances in the treatment of cervical cancer patients, reporting the advances in both the evolution of concept of radical hysterectomy and of the adoption of minimally invasive surgery. We discussed the advantages related to the introduction of minimally invasive treatment for cervical cancer patients; innovation of conventional laparoscopic surgery as discussed as well. Recent evidence suggested a potential detrimental effect on long-term survival outcomes related to the use of minimally invasive surgery in patients affected by cervical cancer. However, reasons why minimally invasive surgery might have a detrimental effect are still unclear. Further evidence is needed in order to improve quality of treatment for cervical cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019


  • Cervical cancer
  • Laparoscopy
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Robotic-assisted

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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