Abstract

Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy in women with optimally debulked stage 3 ovarian cancer improves overall survival and progression-free survival, and its use has been encouraged in the adjuvant treatment of appropriately selected patients (Armstrong et al., 2006; Jaaback and Johnson, 2006). We describe a case in which a previously inserted adjustable gastric band was converted to an IP chemotherapy port during a laparotomy for advanced ovarian cancer.

Keywords

ovarian cancer, gastric band, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, intraperitoneal port, bariatric surgery

Link to Publisher Version (URL)

10.1016/j.gore.2015.03.008

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