Are nodal metastases in ovarian cancer chemoresistant lesions? Analysis of nodal involvement in 105 patients treated with preoperative chemotherapy.

@article{Morice2004AreNM,
  title={Are nodal metastases in ovarian cancer chemoresistant lesions? Analysis of nodal involvement in 105 patients treated with preoperative chemotherapy.},
  author={Philippe Morice and Franklin Joulie and A. Mosquera Rey and David Atallah and Sophie Camatte and Patricia Pautier and Anne Thoury and Catherine Lhomm{\'e} and Pierre Duvillard and Damienne Castaigne},
  journal={European journal of gynaecological oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          169-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND To report the rates of nodal involvement in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) in patients who underwent initial lymphadenectomy (before chemotherapy) and patients who underwent lymphadenectomy after chemotherapy. STUDY DESIGN The rates of nodal involvement in 205 patients with EOC who underwent complete bilateral pelvic and para-aortic lympadenectomy between 1985 and 2001 were analyzed: 100 women underwent this surgical procedure before chemotherapy (initial surgery) and 105 at the… CONTINUE READING

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