Advanced cytoreductive surgery: Asia Pacific perspective

Crandon, Alexander J. and Obermair, Andreas (2009) Advanced cytoreductive surgery: Asia Pacific perspective. Gynecologic Oncology, 114 2: S15-S21. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.11.007

Author Crandon, Alexander J.
Obermair, Andreas
Title Advanced cytoreductive surgery: Asia Pacific perspective
Journal name Gynecologic Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-8258
Publication date 2009-08
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.11.007
Volume 114
Issue 2
Start page S15
End page S21
Total pages 7
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures
111204 Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)
Formatted abstract
The thoroughness of cytoreductive surgery is the largest contributor to survival for patients with advanced ovarian and primary peritoneal carcinoma. For many years the surgery undertaken by Gynaecologic Oncologists has been tailored to match their surgical training. Future surgical training of Gynaecologic Oncologists needs to be tailored to the surgery required to provide complete tumour removal to no residual
disease. This means the better teaching of anatomy and an increased scope of surgery to include the general and upper abdominal procedures and management required. This paradigm shift will be a challenge for all and impossible for some. It will require a significant mind-shift not only from our craft group and the profession at large but especially from the speciality Colleges who will need to take these changes on board for future curriculum development. The development of Advanced Cytoreductive Surgical Units needs to be undertaken in a team environment. This requires a commitment from participants at all levels, from the lead oncology surgeon
through the hospital administration to the support services involved. While advanced cytoreductive surgery is feasible, it is only in this team environment, limited to major multidisciplinary hospitals, that it can be safely achieved by meticulous attention to detail at all levels.
Keyword Cytoreductive surgery
Surgical skills
Decision making
Ovarian cancer
Primary peritoneal cancer
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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