publication . Article . 2017

Extended upper abdominal resections as part of debulking surgery at the time of tertiary cytoreduction for relapsed ovarian cancer; case report and literature review

Nicolae Bacalbașa; Irina Balescu;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Journal of Clinical and Investigative Surgery (issn: 2559-5555, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Digital ProScholar Media
Abstract
Ovarian cancer remains one of the most aggressive gynecologic malignancies with high capacity to recur even in cases submitted to surgery with curative intent. However, even in these cases the best therapeutic option in order to achieve a good control of the disease remains radical surgery. We present the case of a 65-year-old patient diagnosed submitted to surgery for stage IIIC ovarian cancer five years before. At two years follow up she was diagnosed with an isolated recurrence at the level of the hepatic pedicle which was successfully removed. At 18 months follow up she was diagnosed with a large recurrence in the left superior abdominal quadrant and a liver...
Subjects
free text keywords: advanced stage ovarian cancer, tertiary cytoreduction, debulking surgery, Medicine, R, General surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Surgery, Debulking, business.industry, business, Ovarian cancer, medicine.disease
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