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Endoscopic surgery offers the advantages of quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay and a lower risk of complications such as infections, blood loss, wound infection, ileus and incisional hernias. The feasibility of endoscopy in gynecological cancer has been shown in numerous papers demonstrating equivalence in terms of radicality. Evidence for oncological outcome in terms of survival has been slower to arrive, but there is significant evidence being reported now in all three of the major gynecological cancers.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4471-4258-4_28

Type

Chapter

Book title

Pelvic Cancer Surgery: Modern Breakthroughs and Future Advances

Publication Date

01/01/2015

Pages

295 - 304