The outcomes of intestinal resection during debulking surgery for ovarian cancer
Serdar Gökay Terzioğlu1, Murat Özgür Kılıç1, Nilüfer Çetinkaya2, Eralp Baser2, Tayfun Güngör2, Cevdet Adıgüzel3
1Clinic of General Surgery, Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Clinic of Gynecologic Oncology, Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Clinic of Gynecologic Oncology, Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
Objective: To evaluate the clinical and surgical outcomes of intestinal resection during primary debulking surgery for ovarian cancer.
Material and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Training and Research Hospital between 2009 and 2013. The patients who underwent intestinal resection during debulking surgery for stage 3 ovarian cancer were included in the analysis. Data regarding patient age, body mass index, tumor histology, disease stage, the site of intestinal resection, all postoperative complications, duration of intensive care unit admission and hospital stay were collected and analyzed.
Results: A total of 22 patients with a mean age of 53.4 years were included in the study. Optimal cytoreduction was achieved in 14 (63%) patients. Transverse colectomy was the most common type of intestinal resection (63%). The most common postoperative complication was transfusion of blood products (63%). No postoperative mortality was observed.
Conclusion: Intestinal resection is a crucial part of debulking surgery for advanced ovarian cancer, with acceptable complication rates. Despite the limited number of patients, the results obtained from the present study are comparable with previous reports.
Keywords: Cytoreductive surgery, debulking surgery, intestinal resection, morbidity, ovarian cancer
Cite this paper as: Terzioğlu SG, Kılıç MÖ, Çetinkaya N, Baser E, Güngör T, Adıgüzel C. The outcomes of intestinal resection during debulking surgery for ovarian cancer. Turk J Surg 2017; 33(2): 96-99
Ethics committee approval was received for this study from the ethics committee of Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Training and Research Hospital.
Informed consent was not received due to the retrospective nature of the study.
Concept - S.G.T., M.Ö.K., T.G.; Design - S.G.T., N.Ç.; Supervision - M.Ö.K., E.B., T.G.; Resource -M.Ö.K., C.A.; Materials - S.G.T., N.Ç., E.B.; Data Collection and/or Processing - E.B., C.A.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - S.G.T., M.Ö.K.; Literature Search - M.Ö.K., N.Ç.; Writing Manuscript - M.Ö.K.; Critical Reviews -S.G.T., T.G.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.