Can we identify the patients who are likely to undergo bowel resectionat the time of surgery for ovarian cancer?
Authors: Abdul, S.; Tidy, J.; Paterson, M.
Source: Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Volume 26, Number 4, May 2006 , pp. 357-362(6)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Surgery for ovarian cancer carries a risk of bowel resection to either achieve optimal debulking or relieve obstruction. This prospective study assessed the likelihood of bowel resection in 842 women undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer and identified factors associated with increased risk. Bowel resection was performed in 8.6% of women. The likelihood of bowel resection increased significantly ( p 2 test) with: Secondary surgery (22% vs 5.8% at primary surgery).Symptoms of bowel disturbance (21.9% vs 6.3% if no symptoms).FIGO stage III/IV disease (12.8% vs 2% in stage I/II).CA125 levels ≥2500 (12.9% vs 4.8% if CA125
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Sheffield Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
Publication date: 2006-05-01