Table 3

Pathologic residual disease in surgical specimens. Data are numbers (%)

CharacteristicInterval debulking surgery
n=366
Primary tumor reductive surgery
n=552
P value
Uterus<0.001
 No tumor115 (31.4)122 (22.1)
 Microscopic39 (10.6)46 (8.3)
 Macroscopic69 (18.9)182 (33.0)
 No hysterectomy143 (39.1)202 (36.6)
Ovaries/tubes<0.001
 No tumor14 (3.8)9 (1.6)
 Microscopic63 (17.2)26 (4.7)
 Macroscopic253 (69.2)482 (87.4)
 No salpingo-oophorectomy36 (9.8)35 (6.3)
Omentum<0.001
 No tumor52 (14.2)91 (16.5)
 Microscopic35 (9.6)18 (3.2)
 Macroscopic262 (71.6)390 (70.7)
 No omentectomy17 (4.6)53 (9.6)
Small bowel<0.001
 No tumor49 (13.4)20 (3.6)
 Microscopic7 (1.9)3 (0.5)
 Macroscopic57 (15.6)82 (14.9)
 No small bowel resection253 (69.1)447 (81.0)
Large bowel<0.001
 No tumor28 (7.7)16 (2.9)
 Microscopic10 (2.7)5 (0.9)
 Macroscopic63 (17.2)165 (29.9)
 No large bowel resection265 (72.4)366 (66.3)
Cervix0.89
 No tumor185 (50.6)282 (51.1)
 Microscopic6 (1.6)7 (1.3)
 Macroscopic15 (4.1)22 (4.0)
 No cervical resection160 (43.7)241 (43.6)