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OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of multiple bowel resections on postoperative outcomes in stage IIIC-IV ovarian cancer (OC). METHODS: From the Oxford OC database we retrieved consecutive patients who underwent bowel resection between January 2009 and November 2017. Patients were divided into two groups: single bowel resection (SBR) and MBR (≥2 bowel resections). The following outcomes were compared between the two groups: 30-day related and not related morbidity to bowel surgery, bowel diversion rate and time to start/restart adjuvant chemotherapy. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients were in the MBR and 146 in the SBR group. The 30-day overall surgical-related complication and bowel specific complications rate was higher in MBR group than SBR group (54.3% vs. 23.9%, p 

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.ejogrb.2019.07.011

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol

Publication Date

09/2019

Volume

240

Pages

215 - 219

Keywords

Bowel resection, Debulking surgery, Morbidity, Ovarian cancer, Aged, Carcinoma, Ovarian Epithelial, Chemotherapy, Adjuvant, Cytoreduction Surgical Procedures, Digestive System Surgical Procedures, Female, Humans, Intestines, Middle Aged, Ovarian Neoplasms, Postoperative Complications