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Minerva Chirurgica 2000 May;55(5):329-32

language: Italian

Reconstructive surgery in gynecologic oncology. Personal experience

Melilli G. A., Cormio G., Di Vagno G., Greco P., Mastroianni M., Fontana A., Loverro G., Selvaggi L.


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Background. Personal experience in reconstructive surgery for gynecologic oncology is reported. These techniques are playing, during last years, a leading role since it is necessary to assure a good treatment and top quality lifestyle to oncologic patients.
Methods. A retrospective study was made on 357 major surgical treatments for neoplastic disease at the IInd Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bari. For each disease the technique, the length of surgery and possible complications have been reported. In total 50 reconstructive procedures on 357 surgical interventions for gynecologic neoplastic disease (14%) were made.
Results. There was no rate of mortality, and the complications were found only in 5 patients (10%).
Conclusions. Reconstructive surgery can increase surgical radicality, improve the quality of life of the patients and reduce the postoperative complications.

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