Upper abdominal surgical procedures: Liver mobilization and diaphragm peritonectomy/resection, splenectomy, and distal pancreatectomy

Siobhan M. Kehoe, Eric L. Eisenhauer, Dennis S. Chi

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Patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer often have metastatic disease in the upper abdominal region. In particular, metastases to the diaphragm are exceedingly common in these patients. A comprehensive approach to surgical cytoreduction, which has been associated with improved survival in patients with advanced ovarian cancer, should incorporate upper abdominal resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008



  • Diaphragm resection
  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Optimal cytoreduction
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Upper abdominal surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

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