EC Gynaecology

Review Article Volume 11 Issue 8 - 2022

Splenectomy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Technique, Perioperative Considerations, and Impact on Chemotherapy and Oncologic Outcomes in A Single Tertiary Referral Institution

Blanca Segarra-Vidal1*, Tiermes Marina2, Victor Lago1 and Santiago Domingo1

1Department of Gynecologic Oncology, La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital, Valencia, Spain

2The Gynecology Oncology Unit, Institute Clinic of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

*Corresponding Author: Blanca Segarra-Vidal, Department of Gynecologic Oncology, La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital, Valencia, Spain.
Received: June 16, 2022; Published: July 27, 2022

Advanced ovarian cancer frequently involves upper abdominal structures, including the spleen. To achieve complete surgical cytoreduction, the extensive upper abdominal procedures may be included in the gynecologic oncologist knowledge and surgical practice of the gynecological oncologist. This article presents the relevant anatomy and surgical methods required for a proactive approach to cytoreduction in the upper left quadrant. Moreover, as the spleen is the largest lymphoid organ and deleterious events resulting from splenectomy are a major concern in these patients, thus, the influence of splenectomy on chemotherapy treatment and oncological prognosis are also discussed.

Keywords: Splenectomy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Technique; Perioperative Considerations; Impact on Chemotherapy; Tertiary Referral Institution

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Blanca Segarra-Vidal., et al. Splenectomy in Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Technique, Perioperative Considerations, and Impact on Chemotherapy and Oncologic Outcomes in A Single Tertiary Referral Institution. EC Gynaecology 11.8 (2022): 16-32.