Splenectomy as part of cytoreductive surgery for ovarian carcinoma.

@article{Nicklin1995SplenectomyAP,
  title={Splenectomy as part of cytoreductive surgery for ovarian carcinoma.},
  author={James L Nicklin and Larry J. Copeland and Robert V O'Toole and George S. Lewandowski and Luis Vaccarello and L P Havenar},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={1995},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          244-7
        }
}
Splenectomy is sometimes necessary to achieve optimal cytoreduction or manage iatrogenic injury in the surgical management of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and related conditions. To determine the place of splenectomy in cytoreductive surgery a retrospective review was made of patient hospital records. Between April 1989 and August 1994, 18 patients were found to have undergone a splenectomy as a component of their surgery leading to optimal debulking. Morbidity attributable to the… CONTINUE READING
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