Interval debulking surgery in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.

@article{Pecorelli2002IntervalDS,
  title={Interval debulking surgery in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.},
  author={Sergio L Pecorelli and Franco Edoardo Odicino and Giuseppe Favalli},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={573-83}
}
Cytoreductive surgery and chemotherapy are the mainstay for the treatment of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. In order to minimize the tumour burden before chemotherapy, cytoreductive surgery is usually performed first. The importance of the amount of residual disease as the main prognostic factor for patients suffering from advanced disease has been almost universally accepted even in the absence of prospective randomized trials addressing the benefit of cytoreductive surgery. In the last… CONTINUE READING

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