The impact of bulky upper abdominal disease cephalad to the greater omentum on surgical outcome for stage IIIC epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Fallopian Tube Neoplasms
  • Omentum
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms

abstract

  • The upper abdomen cephalad to the greater omentum is frequently involved in patients with stage IIIC ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal carcinoma. This disease site is significantly associated with large-volume ascites and suboptimal cytoreduction. Over the course of 17 years, however, the significant improvement in optimal cytoreduction rates has been most apparent in patients with bulky UAD. These findings emphasize the importance of comprehensive training, preparation, and referral when appropriate to centers that specialize in the surgical management of patients with advanced ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal carcinoma.

publication date

  • February 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ygyno.2007.10.001

PubMed ID

  • 17996927

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 287

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 108

number

  • 2