In conclusion, laparoscopic techniques are useful for the evaluation and treatment of selected gynecologic malignancies and provide major benefits to patients. The benefits, however, can be expected only from gynecologic oncologists well-versed in advanced laparoscopic techniques. Results must be interpreted cautiously, depending on the laparoscopic expertise of the reporting authors. Numerous questions remain unanswered, particularly those associated with long-term recurrences and survival. The use of laparoscopic procedures for gynecologic malignancies must be considered investigational until adequate long-term survival data are available.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology