En bloc resection of diaphragm with lung for recurrent ovarian cancer: A case report

Lisa A. dos Santos, Ippolito Modica, Raja M. Flores, Michael D'Angelica, Carol Aghajanian, Dennis S. Chi, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum

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Abstract

Introduction: Multiple series have demonstrated the feasibility of full-thickness diaphragm resection for ovarian cancer metastatic to the diaphragm. However, direct extension of tumor into the lung is sometimes encountered, and successful resection of this type of implant has not been previously described in the gynecologic oncology literature. Case report: We present the first case of en bloc full-thickness diaphragm resection including a portion of lung tissue using the EndoGIA® stapler with primary diaphragmatic closure. Discussion: En bloc full-thickness diaphragm resection including a portion of lung tissue using the EndoGIA® stapler is a safe, feasible, and effective method to optimize cytoreduction with disease-free margins in the context of invasive diaphragmatic ovarian cancer metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-598
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Debulking
  • Diaphragm resection
  • Ovarian cancer

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