It is with great pleasure that we present the current special issue ‘Laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cancer: limits and potentials’. The special issue through surgical technique articles shows many aspects of ovarian cancer treatment. Different laparoscopic approaches have been described including classic laparoscopy, mini-laparoscopy, and robotic surgery. Moreover, some major minimally invasive surgery complications have been shown, such as vascular complication during staging lymphadenectomy for early-stage ovarian cancer patient. Finally, the role of laparoscopic surgery in isolated recurrence treatment of ovarian cancer has also been addressed.
We hope that the articles are exhaustive in satisfying the reader’s curiosity and that the minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of ovarian cancer patients is through this special issue extended to new therapeutic options.
Provenance and Peer Review: This article was commissioned by the editorial office, Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine, for the series “Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Cancer”. The article did not undergo external peer review.
Conflicts of Interest: The authors have completed the ICMJE uniform disclosure form (available at http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/gpm-2020-ls-06). The series “Laparoscopic Surgery for Ovarian Cancer” was commissioned by the editorial office without any funding or sponsorship. VAC and SC served as the unpaid Guest Editors of the series. SC serves as an unpaid editorial board member of Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine from Nov 2019 to Oct 2021. The authors have no other conflicts of interest to declare.
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Cite this article as: Capozzi VA, Cianci S. Laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cancer: limits and potentials. Gynecol Pelvic Med 2020;3:15.