Splenectomy and surgical cytoreduction for ovarian cancer.

  title={Splenectomy and surgical cytoreduction for ovarian cancer.},
  author={Lee-may Chen and Ronald S Leuchter and Leo D. Lagasse and Beth Y. Karlan},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  volume={77 3},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of splenectomy, as a surrogate marker for aggressive tumor cytoreduction in ovarian cancer, and its impact on patient morbidity and survival. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of 35 patients who underwent splenectomy for ovarian cancer cytoreduction between August 1986 and May 1998 was performed. Data abstracted from the medical record included patient demographics, preoperative imaging, surgical procedures, tumor distribution… CONTINUE READING
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