More evidence against keyhole hysterectomy for cervical cancer

A meta-analysis finds reduced cancer recurrence and mortality with open abdominal surgery

Women with early cervical cancer having radical hysterectomy are at greater risk of recurrence and death if they have minimally invasive rather than open surgery, according to a meta-analysis.

thatre nurse with tray of laparascopis instruments

In 2018, results of the LACC (Laparoscopic Approach to Cervical Cancer) trial surprised clinicians with a finding of four times the risk of recurrence and six times the risk of death in women randomised to laparoscopic procedure compared to those having laparotomy.