Laparoscopic evaluation of adnexal malignancies

Denis Querleu, Gwenael Ferron, Arash Rafii Tabrizi, Eva Jouve

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Adnexal malignancies encompass ovarian and tubal cancer. Fallopian tube cancer is much less common than ovarian cancer and is diagnosed and managed in a similar way. Laparotomy has for long been the mainstay of surgical management of these conditions, even though laparoscopy has been routinely used in the diagnosis of adnexal masses. The need for routine midline laparotomy was the result of requirement for hysterectomy, omentectomy, comprehensive lymph node dissections, biopsies in any part of the abdomen, and appendectomy even in the case of early adnexal malignancy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReconstructive and Reproductive Surgery in Gynecology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781841847573
ISBN (Print)9780415419550
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Querleu, D., Ferron, G., Tabrizi, A. R., & Jouve, E. (2010). Laparoscopic evaluation of adnexal malignancies. In Reconstructive and Reproductive Surgery in Gynecology (pp. 75-83). CRC Press.