The clinical significance of malignant pleural effusions in patients with optimally debulked ovarian carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Pleural Effusion, Malignant

abstract

  • Although both groups underwent optimal cytoreduction in the abdomen/pelvis and were treated in a similar fashion, the median survival rate of patients with malignant pleural effusions was significantly shorter than the survival of patients without effusions. Many factors that led to or were manifested by pleural effusions, such as undetected bulky residual intrathoracic disease, may have been the cause for this survival difference. In the patients with effusions, one or more of these contributing factors may have led to the observed decreased survival rate, warranting further investigation.

publication date

  • April 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.20920

PubMed ID

  • 15726548

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1397

end page

  • 401

volume

  • 103

number

  • 7