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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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ACOSTA-PENALOZA, Jesús Antonio  and  GRUPO DESARROLLADOR DE LA GUIA et al. Surgical management of epithelial ovarian cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline of the Colombian Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASCGO). Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2016, vol.67, n.2, pp.120-146. ISSN 0034-7434.  http://dx.doi.org/10.18597/rcog.385.

Introduction: Epithelial ovarian cancer is the primary cause of death from gynaecological cancer in the world. In Colombia, every year there are 8.7 new cases for 100,000 women and more than 800 deaths as a result of this disease. Surgery is the mainstay for management of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer. The aim, when performed in a timely fashion and in combination with the right therapeutic strategies, is to eradicate the disease or, in advanced stages, to achieve microscopic tumour volumes in order to improve prognosis. The objective of this work is to develop evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and comprehensive surgical treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer in the Colombian population. Materials and methods: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline developed by an expert panel from the Colombian Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists. A total of 33 questions of interest for comprehensive surgical management were defined and validated in the Society. A review of the literature on clinical practice guidelines was conducted. The evidence of the source guidelines was updated using reviews of the literature and primary experimental and observational studies according to the nature of each question. Finally, the recommendations were discussed and validated in the Association using a participatory expert panel method. Results: A summary of recommendations of the best available evidence for early detection and diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer, surgical management of early and late stages of the disease, follow-up and management of recurrences, as well as management with palliative goals. Conclusions: This CPG was developed using systematic procedures and the best available evidence. It is expected to have a positive impact on management and outcomes of patients suffering from this disease.

Keywords : Ovarian neoplasms; diagnosis; cytoreductive surgical procedure; Clinical Practice Guideline.

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