Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7526
ROJAS S, Sergio; BRAVO O, Erasmo; ALONSO M, Catalina y PARRY R, Santiago. Videotoracoscopía en cáncer de ovario avanzado con sospecha de compromiso torácico. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2012, vol.77, n.3, pp. 190-194. ISSN 0717-7526. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75262012000300004.
Objective: To describe the experience with video-assisted thoracic evaluation in patients with suspected advanced ovarian cancer with a probable thoracic involvement. Method: Patients with clinical and imaging suspicion of advanced ovarian cancer who have pleural effusions, and thoracic tumor processes are examined to evaluate the possibility of optimal debulking. All cases that underwent this procedure between January 2009 to August 2011, were studied with emphasis on diagnosis, results and findings at videotho-racoscopy. Results: 11 patients with a suspected thoracic commitment, with clinical and computerized axial tomography scan, undergo the procedure previous to an abdominopelvic cytoreductive surgery attempt. The average age was 62 years and CA 125 of 1030 U/ml average. Macroscopic pleural disease was found in 6 patients, but in 5 of them the biopsy gave positive for adenocarcinoma. Two of them were not considered for a cytoreductive surgery in the abdomen and neoadjuvant therapy was indicated. The third patient of the 5 previously mentioned, underwent an optimal cytoreduction. In 2 patients, neoadjuvant therapy was indicated for having residual tumor in the thorax greater than 1 cm, although they were considered for a cytoreductive surgery in the abdomen. Of the 6 patients without chest involvement, 4 underwent an optimal cytoreductive surgery, and one died before the abdominal surgery and the other had a benign ovarian tumor. Conclusion: Videothoracoscopy is useful for diagnosing thoracic metastasis and making decisions regarding cytoreduction and neoadjuvant therapy in advanced ovarian cancer.
Palabras clave : Video-assisted thoracoscopy; advanced ovarian cancer; lung metastasis.