The new International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics surgical staging and survival rates in early endometrial carcinoma

David Gal, Fernando O. Recio, Draga Zamurovic

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Abstract

The medical records of patients with clinical Stage I endometrial adenocarcinoma who were treated at the Maimonides Medical Center between October 1979 and October 1987 were reviewed. There was sufficient surgical‐pathologic information to allow a reclassification based on the new International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) surgical staging in 93 patients. These are the subjects of analysis. Twenty‐one patients (23%) were found surgically to have more than Stage I disease. The 5‐year survival rate for the whole group (N = 93) was 90%. However, it was significantly better for patients with surgical Stage I disease (98%) than for patients with surgical Stage III disease (60%) (P < 0.001). There was no significant statistical difference in survival among patients with different substages within surgical Stage I (i.e., IA, 100%; IB, 100%; and IC, 88%), whereas the distribution of adjuvant therapy among these substages was not statistically different (P = 0.17). Thus, survival was not significantly affected by depth of myometrial invasion in patients who had negative peritoneal washing and no involvement of lymph nodes or the peritoneal cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalCancer
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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