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Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 1998 Feb;13(1):42-6.

Principles of oncologic abdominal surgery.

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Veterinary Centers of America, Inc., West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, CA 90025, USA.


The principles of abdominal oncologic surgery parallel the general principles of all types of oncologic surgery with some variations peculiar to the abdomen. Due to the presence of multiple organ systems within the abdominal cavity, many types of cancer can develop. The surgeon must be prepared to perform several different abdominal procedures depending on the organ system involved and the extent of the cancer. The surgeon as oncologist must be aware of the tumor type, its expected behavior, and current treatment options. This article describes the principles of performing cancer surgery, including preparation for abdominal exploration, methods to facilitate tumor removal, and ways of avoiding tumor recurrence.

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