Is There a Role for Laparoscopy in Ovarian Cancer?

Is There a Role for Laparoscopy in Ovarian Cancer?

Stefano Angioni (Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy), Elisabetta Corvetto (Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy), Michele Peiretti (Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy), Gianmarco D'Ancona (Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy) and Maurizio Nicola D'Alterio (Division of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4213-2.ch013

Abstract

During 1960s and 1970s, the first laparoscopic procedures concerned the treatment of benign diseases. Today the indications have significantly increased even in ovarian borderline tumours and in ovarian cancer. Furthermore, the role of diagnostic laparoscopy remains apparent in the overall therapeutic setting of advanced ovarian cancer as well. The chapter aims to summarize current evidence regarding potential role of laparoscopy in ovarian cancer treatment as well as indicate potential difficulties its usage may pose.
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Background

During the 1960s and 1970s the first laparoscopic procedures concerned the treatment of benign diseases. Today the indications have significantly increased even in borderline ovarian tumours and in ovarian cancer.

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