[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
February 1981

Surgery in Ovarian Cancer-Reply

Arch Surg. 1981;116(2):252. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380140096030

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


To the Editor.—Your special article, "Surgery in Ovarian Cancer," stressed the point that "operation itself contributed nothing to the survival, unless it reduced the residual mass to less than 1.6 cm in diameter."

For those of us who believe that radiotherapy and chemotherapy may contribute to the survival of patients with ovarian cancer, there is another part of the surgical procedure that may help. When the surgeon has to leave residual tumor, it is important to the radiotherapist that the tumor location and size be marked by placement of metallic clips. Then, the high-dose, potentially more effective, limited beam of radiation can be directed so as to spare some normal tissues.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview