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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight the advances and the data published in the field of gynaecological oncology surgery in the last few years. The review includes not only newly introduced surgical techniques but also data that consolidate recent developments. RECENT FINDINGS: Ultimate data on the use of laparoscopy in the treatment of gynaecologic malignancies have proven similar survival outcomes to the traditional surgical route and confirmed the benefits in terms of faster recovery and lower morbidity. Thanks to a faster learning curve, the use of robotic surgery has contributed to the increase in the number of surgeons who moved away from open surgery. A few pioneers are expanding the indications of laparoscopy to exenterative surgery and treatment of ovarian cancer. SUMMARY: Laparoscopic surgery has become the gold standard treatment for patients with primary endometrial or cervical cancer. The advent of robotic surgery has reinforced the domain of endoscopic surgery.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/GCO.0000000000000186

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol

Publication Date

08/2015

Volume

27

Pages

291 - 296

Keywords

Female, Fertility Preservation, Genital Neoplasms, Female, Gynecologic Surgical Procedures, Humans, Hysterectomy, Laparoscopy, Learning Curve, Organ Sparing Treatments, Ovarian Neoplasms, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Robotic Surgical Procedures