staging laparotomy

staging laparotomy

A procedure in which a particular body region is surgically examined to assess the extent of disease with the purpose of determining the stage or extension of a cancer.

staging laparotomy

Oncology A procedure in which a particular body region is surgically examined to assess the extent of disease with the purpose of determining the stage or extension of a cancer. See Stage.
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Staging laparotomy revealed large right side ovarian tumour of clinical FIGO Stage III.
Thickening, nodularity, soft tissue stranding and enhancement are all signs of peritoneal carcinomatosis, however, microscopic spread of disease cannot be ruled out by any imaging modality alone and a full staging laparotomy is always required.
Her preoperative haematological and radiological investigations were normal and patient was subjected to a staging laparotomy, wherein an extrafascial total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was done on.
He had a history of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), diagnosed 20 years earlier, and had undergone a staging laparotomy and splenectomy (intraabdominal nodes and spleen not involved, stage IIA).
She underwent extensive surgery: total abdominal hysterectomy, appendectomy, omentectomy, staging laparotomy, lymph-node dissection, and resection of pelvic implants.
WASHINGTON -- Performing a routine CT scan before staging laparotomy in patients with endometrial cancer may be an unnecessary expense, regardless of the histology, grade, or stage of the cancer, researchers reported in a poster presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
However, when invasive cancer found at the time of surgery, the surgeon should be prepared to proceed with staging laparotomy for appropriate treatment.
Based on the investigations a staging laparotomy keeping diagnosis of ovarian cancer, was planned and performed which showed an anteverted uterus, covered with multiple small pinhead sized nodules.
Ideally, a gynecologic oncologist or skilled general surgeon should be on call to convert to a staging laparotomy with lymph node sampling if cancer is encountered.
The essential question then becomes, Is the information gained by staging laparotomy sufficient to justify the means used to acquire it?
Staging laparotomy (Extrafascial Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy) was done.