Splenectomy during secondary cytoreductive surgery for epithelial ovarian cancer

Jitti Hanprasertpong, Rie Ohishi, Norihiro Iwasa, Shoji Nagao, Kojun Okamoto, Keiichi Fujiwara

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Splenic metastasis from ovarian cancer is unusual. Most splenic metastases are encountered in the setting of widespread visceral metastases. We present 6 cases of splenic metastasis of epithelial ovarian cancer. Three cases underwent a splenectomy as a part of interval debulking surgery, and the rest received a splenectomy as a surgery for recurrent disease. The splenectomies were well-tolerated in all patients and no serious morbidity or mortality resulted. Only one patient experienced a transient elevation in platelet count.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-416
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Ovarian cancer
  • Secondary cytoreductive surgery
  • Splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Cancer Research


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