Management of endometrial cancer in Italy: A national survey endorsed by the Italian Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Stefano Greggi, Massimo Franchi, Giovanni Aletti, Nicoletta Biglia, Antonino Ditto, Anna Fagotti, Giorgio Giorda, Giorgia Mangili, Franco Odicino, Maria Giovanna Salerno, Enrico Vizza, Cono Scaffa, Paolo Scollo

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Abstract

Introduction: Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is a frequent cancer in developed countries, but with evidence for discrepant clinical management. Under the auspices of the Italian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SIOG), we conducted a survey among Italian centers with ≥20 surgeries for gynecological cancer per year, trying to depict a reliable picture of EC management in our country. Methods: The questionnaire focused on preoperative/surgical staging and adjuvant treatment. Of the 283 questionnaires delivered, 35% were sent back. Results: Diagnostic hysteroscopy is performed in 78% of centers. In clinical stage I, 52% adopt a laparotomic access, 15% totally laparoscopic, 9% laparoscopic/vaginal, 2% vaginal, 22% tailored approach. Elective use of laparoscopy significantly differs between institutions (. p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1038-1044
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Endometrial cancer
  • Management in Italy
  • National survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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