IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 28 / Issue 4 / pii/2007180

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Symptom management in a patient with end-stage ovarian cancer: case report

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1 Intensive Care Unit, Hospital of Avezzano, Italy
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital of Avezzano, Italy
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital of Avezzano, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(4), 325–327;
Published: 10 August 2007

Bowel obstruction is a common complication in patients with far advanced abdominal or pelvic cancer. In patients with recurrent or advanced disease, where options for curative treatment have been exhausted, palliation of symptoms with minimal additional morbidity is the aim of therapy. Owing to the difficulties inherent in conducting perspective randomized trials, clinicians face a significant challenge in managing terminally ill obstructed patients. We evaluated the case of a woman with ovarian cancer. Clinically, the objective of the study was to focus attention on the most up-to-date evidence concerning the treatment of malignant bowel obstruction.

Bowel obstruction
Ovarian cancer
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