The clinical significance of occult macroscopically positive retroperitoneal nodes in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer.

@article{Eisenkop2001TheCS,
  title={The clinical significance of occult macroscopically positive retroperitoneal nodes in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer.},
  author={Scott M Eisenkop and Nick M. Spirtos},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={143-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the time during primary cytoreduction when retroperitoneal lymph nodes that are involved with macroscopic disease are recognized to be involved with tumor, the dimensions of intranodal disease present, and the possible clinical significance of macroscopically positive nodes that are recognized at different phases of the operation. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients with stage IIIC and IV epithelial ovarian cancer underwent a… CONTINUE READING

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