The addition of extensive upper abdominal surgery to achieve optimal cytoreduction improves survival in patients with stages IIIC-IV epithelial ovarian cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Pelvic Exenteration

abstract

  • Patients requiring extensive upper abdominal procedures to achieve optimal cytoreduction demonstrated a similar initial response, progression-free survival, and overall survival to patients optimally cytoreduced by standard surgical techniques. The presence of bulky upper abdominal disease alone did not appear to indicate poor tumor biology. This initial maximal surgical effort was associated with improved survival in patients who would have otherwise been suboptimally cytoreduced.

publication date

  • December 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ygyno.2006.06.028

PubMed ID

  • 16890277

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1083

end page

  • 90

volume

  • 103

number

  • 3