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Survival following intestinal obstruction in ovarian cancer.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Surgical Oncology
0748-7983
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
5
Pages
383–386
Identifiers
PMID: 3181441
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A retrospective survey of 38 ovarian cancer patients who developed radiologically confirmed intestinal obstruction was performed. Twenty-six patients underwent surgery. In the surgical treatment group, obstruction was not due to recurrent disease in six cases. The median survival for the group as a whole was 56 days. Patients in the operative group survived significantly longer than those in the non-operative group. There was an operative mortality of 15% and major postoperative morbidity was seen in 42%. Neither the site of the obstruction nor the type of operation influenced survival. No postoperative chemotherapy responses were seen in previously treated patients.

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