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Table 2 Surgery outcomes in patients with stage IV ovarian cancer

From: Patients with stage IV epithelial ovarian cancer: understanding the determinants of survival

 Primary debulking surgery N = 52Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy–interval debulking surgery N = 91p-value
Bowel resection24 (46.1)29 (31.9)0.12
Upper abdominal surgical proceduresa30 (57.7)37 (40.7)0.07
Complexity of the surgery  0.01
 Low15 (28.8)19 (20.9) 
 Intermediate14 (26.9)48 (52.7) 
 High23 (44.2)24 (26.4) 
Intraoperative complication6 (11.5)13 (14.3)0.83
Postoperative residue
 Optimal cytoreduction RD < 1 cmb3 (5.8)2 (2.2)0.3
 Complete resection: no RD40 (76.9)49 (53.8)0.01
Postoperative complications25 (48.1)28 (30.8)0.06
  1. Data are given as n (%) 
  2. RD residual disease, NA not applicable
  3. a Upper abdominal surgical procedures = splenectomy, gallbladder resection, liver resection, diaphragmatic resection
  4. b Largest residual tumor nodule measuring 1 cm or less