Comprehensive restaging laparotomy in women with apparent early ovarian carcinoma.

@article{Soper1992ComprehensiveRL,
  title={Comprehensive restaging laparotomy in women with apparent early ovarian carcinoma.},
  author={John T. Soper and Kevin Paul Johnson and Venessia Johnson and Andrew Berchuck and Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1992},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={
          949-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the yield and morbidity of comprehensive restaging laparotomy in women with presumed early ovarian carcinoma who have undergone incomplete initial staging procedures. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 30 women with apparent early ovarian carcinoma who underwent a comprehensive restaging laparotomy including multiple random intraperitoneal biopsies and selective pelvic/para-aortic lymphadenectomy before receiving adjuvant therapy. Positive findings were… CONTINUE READING

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