Robotic surgery in early-stage endometrial cancer

Giacomo Corrado, Simone Bruni, Enrico Vizza


In the past years, the standard of treatment for endometrial cancer was laparotomy with extra-fascial hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), with or without pelvic (PL) and paraaortic lymphadenectomy (PAL); however, many studies have shown that this type of surgery was mainly associated with bleeding, pain, infections and dehiscences especially in diabetic and obese patients (1). Conventional laparoscopy represents one of the main advancements of the last century, since performing very small incisions, surgical interventions similar to those of open surgery can be performed.