The role of staging surgery in the treatment of apparent early-stage malignant ovarian germ cell tumours.

@article{Zhao2016TheRO,
  title={The role of staging surgery in the treatment of apparent early-stage malignant ovarian germ cell tumours.},
  author={Ting Zhao and Hao Zhang and Yan Liu and Hongyuan Jiang and Xiao Shen Wang and Yuan Lu},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={
          398-402
        }
}
BACKGROUND Malignant ovarian germ cell tumours (MOGCTs) are usually detected at an early stage, with patients achieving a satisfactory prognosis. However, the role of staging surgery in the treatment of apparent early-stage MOGCTs remains controversial. AIMS To investigate the role of staging procedures in apparent early-stage patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 102 patients who were diagnosed with MOGCTs and had malignant lesions confined to their ovaries… CONTINUE READING
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