Low rate of intraperitoneal port placement in ovarian cancer patients, a population-based assessment.


Gynecologic Oncology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [Email]


The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines recommend intraperitoneal chemotherapy in optimally debulked stage III ovarian cancer patients. The objective of this investigation was to determine the rate of intraperitoneal port placement in patients undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer in a national database maintained by the American College of Surgeons.


laparotomy,operative time,ovarian cancer,