Incisional recurrences after endometrial cancer surgery

Giorgio Bogani, Sean C. Dowdy, William A. Cliby, Bobbie S. Gostout, Sanjeev Kumar, Fabio Ghezzi, Francesco Multinu, Andrea Mariani

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to estimate the incisional recurrence (IR) rate after endometrial cancer (EC) staging surgery and analyze characteristics of affected patients. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively searched for patients with EC at 2 institutions and analyzed the occurrence of IR after open, laparoscopic, or robotic surgery. Additionally, a review of the literature was performed. Results: Out of 2,636 patients with EC, 1,732 (65.7%), 461 (17.5%), and 443 (16.8%) had open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery, respectively. Only 3 patients (0.11%) had IR, all after open surgery. Additionally, 38 cases of IR were identified from the literature. Patients with non-isolated IR had worse overall survival than patients with isolated IR (p=0.04). Among this latter group, combined treatments may be associated with improved survival outcome. Conclusion: IR after EC surgery is rare and may occur after minimally-invasive or open operations. Combination of local and systemic treatments may provide favorable outcomes for patients with isolated IR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6097-6104
Number of pages8
JournalAnticancer research
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2015


  • Endometrial cancer
  • Incisional recurrence
  • Laparoscopy
  • Open surgery
  • Port site metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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