alexa Postoperative mortality after primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer: a systematic review.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine

Author(s): Gerestein CG, Damhuis RA, Burger CW, Kooi GS

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Accurate estimation of the risk of postoperative mortality (POM) is essential for the decision whether or not to perform cytoreductive surgery in a patient with advanced stage ovarian cancer. To ascertain modern reference figures, a systematic review of studies reporting POM after primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) was performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Medline search was performed to retrieve papers on primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced stage EOC. Twenty-three papers met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed. RESULTS: According to population-based studies, POM after primary cytoreductive surgery for EOC is 3.7\% on average. Single centre studies report an average rate of 2.5\%. The overall mean POM is 2.8\%. POM is more frequent for elderly women and after extensive procedures. Accurate information on age-specific and procedure-specific rates could not be obtained. CONCLUSION: POM rates after surgery for EOC are satisfactorily low. There is a clear need for reliable reference figures for mortality after debulking surgery in the elderly. This article was published in Gynecol Oncol and referenced in Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine

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