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Current developments for pelvic exenteration in gynecologic oncology.

Authors
  • Schneider, Achim
  • Köhler, Christhardt
  • Erdemoglu, Evrim
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2009
Volume
21
Issue
1
Pages
4–9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/GCO.0b013e32831c8436
PMID: 19124997
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Laparoscopy has the advantages of decreased blood loss, improved convalescence, lower incidence of wound infection and incisional hernia, short recovery periods, rapid return of bowel function, better pain control and improved cosmetics compared with laparotomy for pelvic exenteration. Magnification and improved visualization permits en-bloc dissection of tumor and good anastomosis technique. New techniques of urinary diversion, orthotopic neobladder and coloanal are promising.

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