A retrospective chart review was performed utilizing the First Department of Surgery of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Medical School database. Ninety-two women who underwent abdominal surgery between 1980 and 1993 for rectal cancer were identified. Data collected included demographics, history, intraoperative findings and complications, cancer histology and stage and follow up. Special attention was focused on intraoperative incidental gynecological findings and follow up. Twenty-two patients being previously submitted to hysterectomy and three with oral intake of hormones were dismitted from the study. Of the remaining 67 patients gynecological procedure was associated to rectal surgery because of a previously undiagnosed gynecological condition. No prophylactic oophorectomies were performed. At follow up 7 patients experienced further surgery for gynecologic disease. The necessity to offer these patients the benefit of a preoperative informed decision about adjunctive gynecologic surgery and indications for bilateral oophorectomy is discussed.

Rectal cancer in women / Tocchi, Adriano; G., Mazzoni; Miccini, Michelangelo; Bettelli, Elia; Cassini, Diletta; Brozzetti, Stefania. - In: IL GIORNALE DI CHIRURGIA. - ISSN 0391-9005. - 24:3(2003), pp. 73-77.

Rectal cancer in women

TOCCHI, Adriano;MICCINI, MICHELANGELO;BETTELLI, ELIA;CASSINI, Diletta;BROZZETTI, Stefania
2003

Abstract

A retrospective chart review was performed utilizing the First Department of Surgery of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Medical School database. Ninety-two women who underwent abdominal surgery between 1980 and 1993 for rectal cancer were identified. Data collected included demographics, history, intraoperative findings and complications, cancer histology and stage and follow up. Special attention was focused on intraoperative incidental gynecological findings and follow up. Twenty-two patients being previously submitted to hysterectomy and three with oral intake of hormones were dismitted from the study. Of the remaining 67 patients gynecological procedure was associated to rectal surgery because of a previously undiagnosed gynecological condition. No prophylactic oophorectomies were performed. At follow up 7 patients experienced further surgery for gynecologic disease. The necessity to offer these patients the benefit of a preoperative informed decision about adjunctive gynecologic surgery and indications for bilateral oophorectomy is discussed.
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