Intestinal obstruction in patients with ovarian cancer. Variables associated with surgical complications and survival.


Journal Article

Intestinal obstruction is frequently encountered in patients with ovarian cancer. Surgical correction of intestinal obstruction may allow the prolonged survival of some patients. We identified prognostic factors associated with operative complications and postoperative survival. Multiple preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables were considered. In addition, a previously published prognostic index was evaluated. Statistical assessment developed a model that demonstrated that the clinical assessment of tumor status, the serum albumin level, and the nutrition score were variables significantly associated with postoperative survival. The amount of residual ovarian cancer at the completion of bowel obstruction surgery was also significantly associated with postoperative survival. This information may aid in the preoperative selection of patients who might benefit from surgical correction of intestinal obstruction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clarke-Pearson, DL; DeLong, ER; Chin, N; Rice, R; Creasman, WT

Published Date

  • January 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 123 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 45

PubMed ID

  • 3337655

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3337655

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-0010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400250044008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States