The impact of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in patients with suspected advanced ovarian malignancies and pleural effusions Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Pleural Effusion, Malignant
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted

abstract

  • Sixty-five percent of patients with suspected advanced ovarian cancer and moderate to large pleural effusions had gross intrathoracic disease identified at VATS, with the majority (11/15, 73%) having disease >1 cm in diameter. Use of VATS allows for assessment of intrathoracic disease and may help identify candidates for primary cytoreductive surgery and possible intrathoracic cytoreduction versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

publication date

  • March 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ygyno.2006.10.010

PubMed ID

  • 17150248

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 670

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 104

number

  • 3