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Obstet Gynecol. 1983 Mar;61(3):327-30.

Surgical management of bowel obstruction in advanced ovarian carcinoma.

Abstract

The surgical management of 118 instances of bowel obstruction associated with advanced ovarian cancer in 98 patients is reviewed. In 12% of the treatment episodes, patients were found to have inoperable disease at laparotomy. Surgical correction of the intestinal obstruction was associated with an operative mortality of 12%. In 35% of the cases, patients did not benefit from surgical treatment, as they died within 8 weeks of the operation. Patients' age, nutritional status, tumor spread, presence of ascites, and the type and amount of prior chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy correlate well with the patients' prognosis. A simple prognostic index based upon these 6 criteria is suggested as a means of predicting the possible benefit from surgical intervention.

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