A case of bowel perforation after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.

@article{Carter2007ACO,
  title={A case of bowel perforation after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.},
  author={Jori S. Carter and John K Durfee},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2007},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={586-9}
}
BACKGROUND Bowel perforation is a rare complication of chemotherapeutic treatment of cancer, and may result from tumor necrosis within involved bowel or as a function of the mechanism of the chemotherapeutic agent itself. CASE We present a case of a 71-year-old woman who experienced a spontaneous bowel perforation after a single cycle of carboplatin and paclitaxel during neoadjuvant treatment of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. This is, to our knowledge, the first reported case of a… CONTINUE READING