Mini-laparoscopic hysterectomy for adenocarcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix using interchangeable 5-mm end effectors: a way to cross the line of minimally invasive surgery in gynaecologic oncology


Mini-laparoscopy, Laparoscopy, Hysterectomy, Cervical Cancer

Published online: Feb 16 2018

A. Galvao1, D. Goncalves1, Morgado Alexandre2, H. Ferreira3

1Centro Materno Infantil do Norte (CMIN) – Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CHP), Porto, Portugal, 1Resident of Gynaecology and Obstetrics CMIN |CHP, 2Director of Gynaecology Department CMIN |CHP, 3Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal; ICVS/3B’s Associate Laboratory, Braga/Guimarães, Portugal; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Centro Materno Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal.


The incidence of adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix is increasing. It poses the affected women in risk and the definitive treatment requires hysterectomy. Here we describe a case of adenocarcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix successfully managed by minilaparoscopic hysterectomy using interchangeable 5-mm end effectors.