Surgical morbidity and clinical outcomes in ovarian cancer - The role of obesity

A. Smits, A. Lopes, N. Das, A. Kumar, William Arthur Cliby, E. Smits, R. Bekkers, L. Massuger, K. Galaal

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Objective To evaluate the effect of body mass index on the surgical outcomes in ovarian cancer patients. In addition, we performed a systematic review to compare our outcomes with the current literature. Design Retrospective cohort study and a systematic review of the literature. Setting Gynaecology department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. Population Surgically managed stage I-IV ovarian cancer patients between September 2006 and September 2014. Methods Primary and secondary outcome measures were evaluated across BMI categories; BMI

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-308
Number of pages9
JournalBJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Body mass index
  • mortality
  • obesity
  • ovarian cancer
  • surgical complications
  • surgical outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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