The use of panniculectomy in morbidly obese patients undergoing gynecological surgery.

: Panniculectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removal of the skin and fat excess which facilitates access to the peritoneal cavity. In the paper we present three cases of morbidly obese women (BMI: 46.3-59.5) who were treated in the Department of Gynecology and Oncological Gynecology in Lodz. One of the patients underwent an operation due to the presence of a large cervical myoma. Two another women were treated for endometrial cancer. During all of the three procedures panniculectomy was the first stage of the operation.

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