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[Treatment of epithelian ovarian cancer should be followed by lymphadenectomy--a systematic review].

Authors
  • Dybro, Anne1
  • Blaakær, Jan
  • 1 Gynækologisk Obstetrisk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital, Skejby, Denmark. , (Denmark)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
Publication Date
Mar 26, 2012
Volume
174
Issue
13
Pages
865–870
Identifiers
PMID: 22456174
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The role of lymphadenectomy in the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer has been the object of controversy for years. The effect regarding stage and prognosis has been systematically reviewed through the existing literature. Lymphadenectomy gives a better clinical staging and is correlated with a better survival, but causes more surgical complications. It is advisable that all women with epithelial ovarian cancer have lymphadenectomy performed, thus ensuring a correct staging and thereby the optimal treatment.

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