Role of secondary cytoreductive surgery in ovarian cancer relapse: who will benefit? A systematic analysis of 240 consecutive patients.

@article{Sehouli2010RoleOS,
  title={Role of secondary cytoreductive surgery in ovarian cancer relapse: who will benefit? A systematic analysis of 240 consecutive patients.},
  author={Jalid Sehouli and Rolf Richter and Elena Ioana Braicu and Kai J B{\"u}hling and Marcus Bahra and Peter Neuhaus and Werner Lichtenegger and C. Fotopoulou},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={656-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In contrast to primary ovarian cancer, the value of surgery in relapsed-OC (ROC) remains unclear. We evaluated surgical and clinical outcome of secondary cytoreduction in ROC. METHODS All consecutive ROC patients who underwent secondary tumor-debulking surgery were systematically analyzed as based on a validated intraoperative documentation tool. Tumor dissemination pattern, operative and clinical outcome were evaluated. Cox-regression analysis was performed to… CONTINUE READING

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