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Is there any association between retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy and survival benefit in advanced stage epithelial ovarian carcinoma patients?
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PMID:  22568659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim:  The effect of systematic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (SRL) remains controversial in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (aEOC) who are optimally debulked. Material and Methods:  Demographic and clinicopathologic data were obtained from the Tokai Ovarian Tumor Study Group between 1986 and 2009. All patients were divided into two groups. Group A (n = 93): (i) patients did not undergo SRL; and (ii) lymph node exploration or sampling was optional. Group B (n = 87): patients underwent SRL. Survival curves were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Differences in survival rates were analyzed using the log-rank test. Results:  All pT3-4 aEOC patients were optimally debulked (residual tumor <1 cm). The median age was 55 years (range: 18-84). The 5-year progression-free survival (PFS) rates of groups A and B were 46.7 and 41.9%, respectively (P = 0.658). In addition, the 5-year overall survival (OS) rates were 62.9 and 59.0%, respectively (P = 0.853). Subsequently, there was no significant difference in OS and PFS in the two groups stratified to histological type (serous or non-serous type). Furthermore, there was no significant difference in recurrence rates in retroperitoneal lymph nodes regardless of completion of lymphadenectomy. Conclusion:  Our data suggest that aEOC patients with optimal cytoreduction who underwent SRL did not show a significant improvement in survival irrespective of each histological type.
Kotaro Sakai; Hiroaki Kajiyama; Tomokazu Umezu; Kiyosumi Shibata; Mika Mizuno; Shiro Suzuki; Michiyasu Kawai; Tetsuro Nagasaka; Fumitaka Kikkawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Daido Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, Toyohashi Department of Medical Technology, Nagoya University School of Health Science, Nagoya, Japan.
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