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Comparative Study Between Total Laparoscopic and Total Robotic Radical Hysterectomy for Cervical Carcinoma: Clinical Study

Joo Young Kim, Yoon Hee Lee, Gun Oh Chong, Yoon Soon Lee, Young Lae Cho, Dae Gy Hong
Anticancer Research 2015, 35 (9): 5015-21
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AIM: to compare surgical outcomes and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between total laparoscopic (TLRH) and total robotic radical hysterectomy (TRRH) for cervical cancer.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Surgical outcomes and HRQOL were compared between the two groups. Pre- and postoperative HRQOL data from 36-item Short Form (SF-36) and European Organization Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life-C30(EORTC QOL-C30) questionnaires were recorded.

RESULTS: In the TRRH group, there were more cases of para-aortic lymphadenectomy (p<0.01), longer operative time (p<0.01), less estimated blood loss (p<0.01), and more harvested pelvic lymph nodes (p=0.04). There were no significant differences in the SF-36 and the EORTC QOL-C30 between the two groups.

CONCLUSION: TRRH surgical outcomes were associated with less blood loss and more harvested pelvic lymph nodes but longer operative times with statistical significance. The short-term postoperative HRQOL outcomes did not show any significant inter-group differences.

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