Morbidly obese patient with endometrial cancer treated by bariatric surgery to enable cancer treatment

Nidhi Sharma (Lead / Corresponding author), Kalpana Ragupathy

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The case demonstrates the use of bariatric surgery to improve a patient's candidacy for surgical treatment for endometrial cancer (EC). A 50-year-old morbidly obese woman with early-stage EC was initially treated with levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (52 mg) . She had to reduce her body mass index (BMI) to become eligible for definite EC treatment. Using conservative methods, she was unable to lose weight effectively. She then underwent bariatric surgery that reduced her BMI from 71.3 to 54.3 kg/m2 She maintained her weight and was eligible for total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy. Her procedure was successful and had no complications. She has 6-monthly follow-ups, and the most recent review showed no evidence of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere243843
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number7
Early online date22 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2021


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Endometrial Neoplasms/complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Obesity, Morbid/complications
  • cancer intervention
  • gynecological cancer
  • cancer-see oncology
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • obesity (public health)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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