Laparoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for recurrent and persistent ovarian cancer.

@article{Chi2006LaparoscopicAH,
  title={Laparoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for recurrent and persistent ovarian cancer.},
  author={Dennis Chi and Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum and Yukio Sonoda and Hyunsoon Beatrice Im and Namita Jhamb and Michael Ian D'Angelica and Mina Rim and J. -M. Dupont and Richard R. Barakat},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={224-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Prolonged survival in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer isolated to the spleen has been demonstrated after successful splenectomy. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of a series of patients who underwent splenectomy for persistent or recurrent ovarian cancer via laparoscopy or hand-assisted laparoscopy. METHODS We reviewed the charts of all patients who underwent laparoscopic or hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for presumed persistent or recurrent… CONTINUE READING