Approximately 40% of patients with ovarian cancer and 5% with cervical cancer show bowel involvement. Bowel resection is often necessary to ensure optimal debulking, and thereby a better prognosis. Side-to-side, side-to-end or end-to-end anastomosis is most often performed with temporary colostomy in occasional cases. Parenteral nutrition is needed as well as antibiotic therapy against Gram-positive and Gram-negative infections. Anastomotic leaks are expected in about 8% of cases. Special training in intestinal surgery is required for the gynaecological oncologists.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||CME Journal of Gynecologic Oncology|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2003|
- Bowel surgery
- Gynaecological tumours
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology