Obstet Gynecol 2022 May 5;139(5):809-820. Epub 2022 Apr 5.
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine, Freiburg, Germany; the Section of Urology, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York.
Objective: To examine trends, characteristics, and oncologic outcomes of sentinel lymph node biopsy for early endometrial cancer.
Methods: This observational study queried the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program by examining 83,139 women with endometrial cancer who underwent primary hysterectomy with nodal evaluation for T1 disease from 2003 to 2018. Primary outcome measures were the temporal trends in utilization of sentinel lymph node biopsy and patient characteristics associated with sentinel lymph node biopsy use, assessed by multivariable binary logistic regression models. Read More