Hepatic resection for recurrent metastatic ovarian cancer

Gerard Abood, Matthew Bowen, Ronald Potkul, Gerard Aranha, Margo Shoup*

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Background: The role for liver resection in metastatic ovarian cancer has not been defined. The aim of the current study was to investigate the validity of hepatic resection as a treatment option in metastatic ovarian cancer. Methods: Retrospective review of a single institution's experience of patients undergoing hepatic resection for metastatic ovarian cancer from 1998-2006. Results: Ten patients underwent resection for metastatic ovarian cancer. Primary tumor type included serous cystadenocarcinoma (n = 8), granulosa cell (n = 1), and yolk sac (n = 1). Median disease-free interval was 48 months. Liver resections included trisegmentectomy (n = 4), lobectomy (n = 4), and bisegmentectomy(n = 1). Additional surgeries included diaphragm resection (n = 60), bowel resection, (n = 30), and adrenalectomy (n = 10). The median overall survival following liver resection was 33 months. Conclusion: Liver resection for metastatic ovarian cancer is safe and is associated with long-term survival in some patients. Larger analysis may lead to the identification of prognostic factors associated with improved outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-373
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Liver resection
  • Recurrent ovarian cancer
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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