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Single-Port Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection With Modified Radical Vaginal Hysterectomy in Cervical Cancer
  1. Ho-Suap Hahn, MD and
  2. Yong-Wook Kim, MD, PhD
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Yong-Wook Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, #665 Bupyeong 6-dong, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, 403-720, Korea. E-mail: ywk{at}


There is no doubt that laparoscopic surgeries have replaced open surgeries in many gynecologic operations and have led to the development of novel techniques such as single-port laparoscopic surgery. Single-port surgery has been performed mainly for hysterectomy or adnexectomy recently, and it has also been carefully considered for other possible single-port surgeries such as cancer operations. Although pelvic lymph node dissection is a common procedure in gynecologic cancer operations, it has been rarely performed with single-port laparoscopic access because of technical difficulties. In this report, we present a detailed description of single-port laparoscopic pelvic lymph node dissection with modified radical vaginal hysterectomy in 2 patients with cervical cancer, stage IA2. Combining either classic or modified Schauta radical vaginal hysterectomy with single-port laparoscopic technique could be a good option for the management of patients with cervical cancer.

  • Single-port
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Radical vaginal hysterectomy
  • Cervical cancer

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