Ovarian carcinoma: value of CT in predicting success of debulking surgery.

@article{Meyer1995OvarianCV,
  title={Ovarian carcinoma: value of CT in predicting success of debulking surgery.},
  author={J I Meyer and Alexander W. Kennedy and Richard Friedman and A. Y. Ayoub and Rick Zepp},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1995},
  volume={165 4},
  pages={875-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Initial therapy for metastatic epithelial ovarian adenocarcinoma involves aggressive surgery to remove as much tumor as possible. However, this procedure is not beneficial for patients unless tumor implants can be reduced to less than 2 cm in diameter. This study was performed to determine whether CT can be used to predict the success of debulking surgery and thereby spare some patients from an unnecessary operation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Preoperative CT scans of 28 women who… CONTINUE READING