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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 

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Journal article


Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol

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215 - 219


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