Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Elizabeth Tran, Clayton Spiceland, Nicole P. Sandhu, Aminah Jatoi

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Abstract

We sought to report incidence, risk factors, and survival related to bowel obstruction in 311 ovarian cancer patients with recurrent disease. A total of 68 (22%) had a documented bowel obstruction during their cancer course, and 49 (16%) developed it after cancer recurrence. Surprisingly, 142 (45%) fit into an “unknown” category (3+ months of data lacking from last contact/death). No risk factors were identified; management included surgery (n = 21), conservative measures (n = 21), and other (n = 7). Documented bowel obstruction was not associated with a statistically significant reduction in survival after cancer recurrence. In conclusion, although bowel obstruction occurs in only a subgroup of patients with ovarian cancer and does not appear to detract from survival after cancer recurrence, limited end-of-life information may be resulting in an underestimation of incidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-275
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Keywords

  • bowel obstruction
  • end of life
  • morbidity
  • ovarian cancer

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  • Medicine(all)

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Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer. / Tran, Elizabeth; Spiceland, Clayton; Sandhu, Nicole P.; Jatoi, Aminah.

In: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Vol. 33, No. 3, 01.04.2016, p. 272-275.

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Tran, Elizabeth ; Spiceland, Clayton ; Sandhu, Nicole P. ; Jatoi, Aminah. / Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer. In: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 272-275.
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