Oct 10, 2002

The evaluation of the second-look operation of patients with ovarian carcinoma and tubal carcinoma by means of a retrospective comparison study

Gynäkologisch-geburtshilfliche Rundschau
H W OttC Marth


This investigation is a retrospective analysis to evaluate the influence of second-look surgery on the relapse-free and overall survival of patients with ovarian and tubal carcinomas. For 208 patients with and without second-look operation out of 469 of the total collective, a matched analysis and a Cox regression model were established in the framework of a multivariate analysis. Second-look surgery in patients with ovarian cancer had no significant influence on the relapse-free and overall survival. The 10-year survival was equal in both groups: Second-look surgery cannot be justified on the basis of clinically noninvasive methods such as radiological findings with additional use of tumor markers. It should only be done in control clinical trials to evaluate new means of treatment.

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Ovarian Diseases
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Fallopian Tube Diseases
TNM Staging System
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Neoplasm
Tumor Markers
Fallopian Tube Carcinoma
Ovarian Carcinoma
Multivariate Analysis

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