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The role of splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy as cytoreductive procedures in ovarian cancer patients with upper abdominal involvement

Yavor Kornovski, Elis Ismail

Abstract

Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers as 62% of cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. The main concern in the surgical management of ovarian cancer is to achieve optimal cytoreductive surgery. Effective cytoreductive surgery at the time of initial therapy has been identified as the most important prognostic factor in the management of advanced ovarian cancer. This aggressive approach can cause unusual surgical management modalities including diaphragm stripping/resection, bowel resection, hepatic resection and splenectomy. Thus, splenectomy occasionally happens to be part of the ovarian cancer surgery.

The indications and technique of splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy as cytoreductive procedures in ovarian cancer patients were described. The authors have presented the indications and techniques of splenectomy and distal pancreatectomy as cytoreductive procedures in ovarian cancer patients. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were reported in this study.


Keywords

ovarian cancer; splenectomy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v48i4.1941

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Yavor Kornovski
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecological Clinic, MHAT St. Anna,Varna

Elis Ismail
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecological Clinic, MHAT St. Anna,Varna

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