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Table 1 Suggested criteria for offering laparoscopic surgical staging

From: Laparoscopic surgical staging for uterine malignancies using harmonic shears (UltraCision) in comparison to electrosurgery: operative technique, feasibility and complications

Suggested inclusion criteria for cervical cancer

Women with newly diagnosed untreated early cervical cancer

FIGO stage IA1 to IB1 (occult or clinical <2 cm) lesions

FIGO stage II (selected cases of MRI-suspicious lymph node)

Squamous, adenocarcinoma and adenosquamous histology

Suggested inclusion criteria for endometrial cancer

Women with newly diagnosed untreated early endometrial cancer

FIGO stage IB to IC (extent of myoinvasion)

Grading 2 to 3

Adenocarcinoma, adenosquamous carcinoma and carcinosarcoma histology

Suggested criteria for para-aortic lymph node sampling

MRI-suspicious para-aortic lymph node

Positive biopsy of pelvic lymph node

High risk endometrial cancer (grade 3 and myoinvasion >50%)