Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Gynecol Oncol. 2007 Dec;107(3):495-9. Epub 2007 Sep 12.

Survival impact of multiple bowel resections in patients undergoing primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer: a case-control study.

Author information

1
The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA. rsalani1@jhmi.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate clinicopathological factors and survival outcome of patients with advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma undergoing multiple bowel resections to achieve optimal (< or = 1 cm) cytoreduction.

METHODS:

A case-control study was performed identifying patients undergoing optimal primary cytoreductive surgery with > or = 2 bowel resections between 10/1997 and 2/2006. The two control groups consisted of (1) patients undergoing optimal cytoreduction with < or = 1 bowel resections matched [1:2] for age and stage and (2) patients left with suboptimal disease. Cox proportional hazards model were used to evaluate the effects of demographic and surgico-pathologic factors on survival outcome.

RESULTS:

A total of 34 patients underwent > or = 2 bowel resections. Sixty-eight patients underwent < or = 1 bowel resections. All patients had optimal cytoreduction and 40/102 patients (39.2%) underwent complete cytoreduction. Patients undergoing multiple bowel resections experienced a higher EBL (700 v 500 mL, p=0.01) and longer LOS (10 v 7 days, p=0.01) compared to patients with < or = 1 bowel resections. Multivariate analysis revealed the amount of residual disease to be a statistically significant and radiation therapy to the right pelvic sidewall and cul-de-sac independent predictor of overall survival. The median overall survival time for patients undergoing > or = 2 bowel resections was 28.3 months, which was comparable to patients undergoing < or = 1 bowel resections, (37.8 months, p=0.09) but statistically significantly superior to patients left with suboptimal residual disease (12 months, p=0.02).

CONCLUSIONS:

Although primary surgery that includes > or = 2 bowel resections is associated with longer LOS and a higher EBL, such extensive procedures are warranted if they will contribute to an overall optimal residual disease state.

PMID:
17854870
DOI:
10.1016/j.ygyno.2007.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center