Tucker, P., Cohen, P., Tan, J., & Tan, J. (2015). Conversion of a gastric band into an intraperitoneal port in a patient with optimally debulked stage 3C serous ovarian carcinoma. Gynecologic Oncology Reports, 12, 75-76.
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.
ovarian cancer, gastric band, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, intraperitoneal port, bariatric surgery