IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 18 / Issue 1 / pii/1997107

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Original Research

Role of appendicectomy in the surgical management of ovarian cancer

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1 The Northern Regional Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Department Gynecologic Oncology, Queen Elisabeth Hospital, Gateshead, UK
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1997, 18(1), 34–35;
Published: 10 February 1997

There is a paucity of literature on the role of appendicectomy in the staging and cytoreductive procedures for ovarian cancer. In this series of 129 patients with ovarian carcinoma over a period of 9 years (June 1985 - June 1995) at the Northern Regional Depart­ment of Gynaecological Oncology, Gateshead, appendicectomy was performed in 31 patients. 11/31 were found to have metastases to the appendix. The concept of appendicectomy of a macroscopically abnormal appendix to achieve optimum debulking is accepted. The need for a prospective evaluation of the histological findings from macroscopically normal appendices removed in the presence of clini­cally staged early and advanced disease is required to define the role of appendicectomy in this group of patients.

Ovarian cancer
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