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

Affiliation

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

laparotomy,operative time,ovarian cancer,