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Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
Principles and Practice, Second Edition
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This comprehensive surgical text, has been updated and expanded and includes the important techniques essential for the effective management of ovarian cancer, with particular emphasis on providing a practical step-by-step approach to the techniques described.

This new edition now includes; new operative photographs, robotics, the new instruments and energy sources involved in preoperative preparation, plus new chapters on the surgical issues for intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and a chapter on advanced cytoreductive surgery program development.

With a companion website containing video clips of surgical procedures, this package will be essential for gynecologic oncologists, pelvic surgeons, and general surgeons operating on patients with known or suspected ovarian cancer.


List of contributors



1. Epidemiology, Staging and Clinical Characteristics  
Christina S. Chu & Stephen C. Rubin

2. Preoperative Preparation and Surgical Instrumentation 
Michael A. Bidus, G. Scott Rose, John C. Elkas

3. Management of Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer 
Anil K. Sood, Koji Matsuo & David M. Gershenson

4. Cytoreductive Surgery: Principles and Rationale 
Christine H. Holschneider & Beth Y Karlan

5. Cytoreductive Surgery: Pelvis 
Robert E. Bristow & Leo D. Lagasse

6. Cytoreductive Surgery: Abdominal Retroperitoneum and Adenopathy 
Jason D. Wright, Thomas J. Herzog, and Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum

7. Cytoreductive Surgery: Intestinal Tract and Omentum 
Yukio Sonoda, Dennis S. Chi, and Richard R. Barakat

8. Cytoreductive Surgery Right Upper Abdomen 
Robert L. Giuntoli, II, Richard D. Schulick, Robert E. Bristow, and William A. Cliby

9. Cytoreductive Surgery: Upper Abdomen - Left Hypochondriac and Epigastric Regions 
Alejandra Martinez, Krishnansu S. Tewari, Gwénael Ferron & Pedro T. Ramirez

10. Surgical Issues for Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy 
Lisa M. Landrum and Joan L. Walker

11. Secondary Cytoreductive Surgery 
Robert E. Bristow & Dennis S. Chi

12. Minimally Invasive Surgery 
Ritu Salani, David E. Cohn & Jeffrey M. Fowler

13. Palliative Surgery for Ovarian Cancer 
Laura J. Havrilesky, Alberto Mendivil and Daniel L. Clarke-Pearson

14. Postoperative Management 
Lee-may Chen

15. Advanced Cytoreductive Surgery Program Development: Building a Cytoreductive Team
Oliver Zivanovic, Dennis S. Chia & Beth Y. Karlan


ISBN-13: 9781841847061
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 460
Weight: 3g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology


Robert E Bristow MD MBA is Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine – Medical Center in Orange, California, USA. Professor Bristow’s primary clinical and research interests include the surgical management of advanced-stage gynecologic cancer and the patterns of health care delivery for women with gynecologic cancer. Dr. Bristow is extensively published in the field of ovarian cancer surgical research and he is also a deputy editor of the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

Beth Y Karlan MD is Director of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA. Professor Karlan’s research interests include molecular biomarker discovery, inherited cancer susceptibility and translational research efforts focused towards innovative treatment strategies for ovarian cancer. She has served as President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and in 2006 was named an American Cancer Society Early Detection Clinical Research Professor. Professor Karlan is the Editor-in-Chief of Gynecologic Oncology.

Dennis S Chi MD is Professor and Deputy Chief of the Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA. Dr Chi’s primary research interests include the correlation of radiographic evaluation and operative findings in gynecologic malignancies and the utilization of innovative and advanced surgical techniques to improve outcomes for women with early, advanced, or recurrent gynecologic cancers. He is on the editorial board of the journals Journal of Oncology and The Oncologist and has served as the president of the Society of Memorial Gynecologic Oncologists and the Metropolitan Gynecologic Cancer Society.


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Review of the first edition 'The authors have done an excellent job creating this comprehensive text for surgical treatment of ovarian cancer.  Their work is filled with elegant and practical explanations of anatomy and surgical technique.  This book is a long awaited addition to the field of gynecologic oncology' - Doody's Book Review Service