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  • 2017-03-08

Role of para-aortic staging lymphadenectomy in advanced cervical cancer (update of September 2014 lecture)

Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2017;17(03). URL:
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Pelvic and para-aortic lymph node evaluation is a major component of the surgical staging procedure for several gynecologic malignancies. Cervical cancer is clinically staged, but assessment of pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes is performed with lymphadenectomy and/or imaging. The surgical and oncologic goals of lymph node dissection are to define the extent of disease, and thereby, to guide further treatment. Lymphadenectomy may also have a therapeutic goal in conditions in which removing nodes harboring metastatic disease improves survival. The role of para-aortic lymph node dissection for women diagnosed with LACC had been described in these slides.