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The authors report no conflicts of interest.
Funding: Support for this manuscript was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
Presented as an oral presentation at the Society for Gynecologic Oncology’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 19-25th, 2021.
Condensation: For patients with endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia, hysterectomy with a gynecologic oncologist as compared with a general gynecologist is associated with a decreased need for second surgeries and cost savings.
AJOG at a Glance:
A. Why was this study conducted?
a. Patients with EIN can undergo hysterectomy with either a general gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist
b. Patients who have surgery with a general gynecologist may require a second surgery for a lymph node dissection with a gynecologic oncologist
c. It is debated whether these patients should all be counseled to see a gynecologic oncologist for hysterectomy
B. What are the key findings?
a. Hysterectomy with a gynecologic oncologist as compared with a general gynecologist may be associated with cost savings and improved quality of life
C. What does this study add to what is already known?
a. This study adds to the growing body of evidence regarding counseling for patients with EIN