The authors report on their experiences concerning 333 ovarian cancer patients operated on at the Gynecological Department of the Medical University, Debrecen during the last 10 years. They describe the surgical technique applied, summarising in three points its goal: accurate staging, radical tumor debulking, and a specificiation of residual disease. - Characterising the studied population, the authors present the distribution of patients according to prognostic factors, and postoperative treatment types. They analyse treatment results according to diameter of residual tumor based on three parameters - the grade of response, duration of remission and survival. - They found that each therapeutic parameter is influenced by the diameter of the residual tumor. The best results can be achieved among patients with minimal residual disease. The extent of tumor debulking during the first laparotomy is decisive for the prognosis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Role of surgical tumor reduction in the management of ovarian cancer|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Zentralblatt fur Gynakologie|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology