Salvage surgery for chemorefractory ovarian germ cell tumors.

  title={Salvage surgery for chemorefractory ovarian germ cell tumors.},
  author={Adnan R. Munkarah and David M. Gershenson and Charles F. Levenback and Elvio Gilberto da Silva and Mark J Messing and Mitchell Morris and Thomas W. Burke},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  volume={55 2},
This study was undertaken to determine whether secondary surgical debulking is beneficial for patients with malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (OGCT). Twenty patients with OGCT treated at our institution between 1975 and 1992 were retrospectively identified and analyzed. Survival was analyzed using the life-table methods of Kaplan and Meier and the statistical significance of various perioperative factors was tested by both the log-rank and the Wilcoxon tests. Histologic tumor type included 8… CONTINUE READING
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