Objective To investigate the feasibility of laparoscopic secondary cytoreduction in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer with previous laparoscopic primary debulking surgery
Design Case study.
Settings University hospital in Korea.
Patients A 52-year-old Korean woman underwent laparoscopic secondary cytoreduction for recurrent ovarian cancer and previous laparoscopic primary debulking surgery
Interventions: Laparoscopy Measurements/Results A 52-year-old Korean woman had a laparoscopic primary optimal debulking surgery on September 22, 2015. The FIGO stage IIIC was confirmed and she received 12 cycles of paclitaxel/carboplatin chemotherapy. Since then, it had been checked as NED state for 6 months. During follow up, lab results showed elevation of CA125, and recurrence was confirmed by PET-CT imaging. We performed LAVH with BSO, CDS mass excision, pelvic and para-lymphadenectomy during primary debulking surgery. In addition, diaphragm and omentectomy were performed. She received adjuvant chemotherapy with paclitaxel/carboplatin for 12 cycles. We performed the laparoscopic secondary cytoreductive surgery on November 28, 2017. Peritoneal cavity and diaphragm were clear and showed no metastatic nodule. Metastatic lymph nodes were confirmed along the left iliac vessels like seen in the previous PET-CT imaging and we resected them. What was seen as recurrence around right para-colic gutter area were metastatic nodule on the cecum surface. We removed the nodules and repaired the bowel serosa. She is receiving chemotherapy with stable disease at this time.
Conclusions Our experience indicate that laparoscopy is a feasible and safe approach to optimal cytoreduction for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer in case of laparoscopic primary debulking surgery.
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