Laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy in endometrial cancer patients with obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of conversions and complications.


Department of Surgery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of General Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]


Robotic assistance may facilitate completion of minimally invasive hysterectomy, which is the standard of care for the treatment of early-stage endometrial cancer, in patients for whom conventional laparoscopy is challenging. The aim of this systematic review was to assess conversion to laparotomy and perioperative complications after laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy in patients with endometrial cancer and obesity (body mass index, ≥30 kg/m2).


complication,conversion to laparotomy,endometrial cancer,hysterectomy,laparoscopy,obesity,