Palliative surgery versus medical management for bowel obstruction in ovarian cancer

  title={Palliative surgery versus medical management for bowel obstruction in ovarian cancer},
  author={Ali Kucukmetin and Raj Naik and Khadra A Galaal and Andrew Bryant and Heather Olivia Dickinson},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer among women and is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage. Bowel obstruction is a common feature of advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer. Patients with bowel obstruction are generally in poor physical condition with a limited life expectancy. Therefore, maintaining their QoL with effective symptom control is the main purpose of the management of bowel obstruction. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness and safety of palliative surgery… CONTINUE READING


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