Enrique Hernandez, MD, FACOG, FACS | Authors

Commentary (Hernandez): Surgical Staging in Endometrial Cancer

January 01, 2006

Kirby et al are correct in theirstatement that continued controversysurrounds the comprehensivesurgical staging of all patientswith clinical stage I endometrialadenocarcinoma. Such is the case becauselymph node metastasis is foundin only 10% of these patients. Theproportion of patients found to havelymph node metastasis is even loweramong those with grade 1 and 2 tumorswith minimal or no invasion. Ahigh proportion of patients with endometrialadenocarcinoma fall intothis group.