Omentectomy for Gynecologic Cancer: How Much Sampling Is Adequate for Microscopic Examination?(Report)

Omentectomy for Gynecologic Cancer: How Much Sampling Is Adequate for Microscopic Examination?(Report)

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics guidelines recommend omentectomy for ovarian carcinoma, (1) but there is no consensus on omentectomy for endometrial carcinoma. (2-4) There are some guidelines regarding gross evaluation and sampling of gynecologic neoplastic and nonneoplastic diseases. However, to our knowledge there are few published articles for evaluation of omentum. (5,6) It is important to determine microscopic tumor metastasis, especially when there is no macroscopic finding. Presence of metastasis to omentum not only changes the stage of the tumor but may also change the treatment modality as well. On the other hand, when macroscopically evident tumor is present, optimal sampling of the lesion is very important for pathology laboratory work load. The main aim of this study is to determine the optimal omental sampling to ascertain the stage of the disease in a cost-effective and efficient way. MATERIALS AND METHODS

Omentectomy for Gynecologic Cancer: How Much Sampling Is Adequate for Microscopic Examination?(Report)

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