Initial Surgical Management of Bulky Malignant Type II Tumors of the Endometrium by a Robotic Approach
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Type II uterine tumors often present with very large, necrotic tumor burden in the uterus that leads to dilation and effacement of the cervix. In patients with this presentation, conventional hysterectomy poses a much greater challenge as the ureters are composed of the mass of the tumor and are at an increased risk for injury. Given this surgical challenge, many of these patients may begin with neoadjuvant chemo-radiation. However, these treatment modalities are associated with significant toxicity and negatively impact patient quality of life. Therefore, we describe a minimally invasive robotic surgical approach that aims to optimize quality of life without sacrificing prognosis. Outcomes of 4 patients are presented.
Feuer, G., Mousavi, I., & Lakhi, N. (2022). Initial Surgical Management of Bulky Malignant Type II Tumors of the Endometrium by a Robotic Approach. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-021-01314-4