Oncologic Concerns regarding Laparoscopic Cytoreductive Surgery in Patients with Advanced Ovarian Cancer Submitted to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.

@article{Favero2015OncologicCR,
  title={Oncologic Concerns regarding Laparoscopic Cytoreductive Surgery in Patients with Advanced Ovarian Cancer Submitted to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.},
  author={Giovanni Favero and Nathalia Macerox and Tatiana Pfiffer and Christhardt Koehler and Vanessa da Costa Miranda and Maria Del Pilar Estevez Diz and J{\'u}lia Tizue Fukushima and Edmund Chada Baracat and Jesus Paula Carvalho},
  journal={Oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={159-66}
}
BACKGROUND Presently, the use of laparoscopy in advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) is extremely controversial. In the era of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT), endoscopic debulking surgery could be a reasonable alternative for selected patients with primarily unresectable disease. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility as well as the operative and oncologic safety of laparoscopic debulking surgery in patients with AOC submitted to NACT. METHODS This is a pilot observational study on initially… CONTINUE READING
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