Prevalence of Appendical Metastasis in Primary Surgery of Ovarian Epithelial Cancer

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of metastasis to appendix from primary surgery of ovarian epithelial cancer at National General Hospital Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM), Indonesia.
Methods: A cross sectional study was done using ovarian epithelial cancer patient medical record whose primary ovarian cancer and appendectomy surgery were conducted on July to December 2019 at RSCM. Patients without appendix histopatology result and previous chemotherapy were excluded in this study. Consecutive method and random sampling were used in this study.
Results: : A total of 80 subjects were included in this study. Subjects have average age of 48 years old. Out of all samples, 43 samples (53.8%) were defined as stage I patient, 7 subjects (8.8%) as stage II, 30 subjects (37.5%) as stage III, and none as stage IV. Appendectomy were done and eight subjects (10%) experienced metastasis to appendix. A total of 19 subjects (23.8%) had chronic appendicitis and 53 subjects (66.3%) did not have metastasis to the appendix. Among eight subjects having appendix involvement, 4 had mucinous histology, 2 serous, and 2 endometrioid. Six out of eight were diagnosed at clinical stage III and two were diagnosed at stage I.
Conclusion: The prevalence of appendix metastases from primary surgery in ovarian epithelial cancer at RSCM was 10%. Based on this research, appendectomy can be considered on ovarian cancer surgery
Original languageEnglish
JournalIndonesian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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