Death of 43 Indonesian women with ovarian cancer: A case series
Journal – International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Article type – Journal research article – Case report / series
Publication date – Jan – 2021
Authors – Pungky Mulawardhana, Poedjo Hartono , Hari Nugroho , Atika Ayuningtyas
Keywords – Case series, Indonesian woman, Ovarian cancer.
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgical oncology
World region South-eastern Asia
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on January 16, 2021 at 11:44 pm
Background: Ovarian cancer is a gynecological cancer with a higher mortality than other gynecological cancers.
Case report: There were 43 cases of Indonesian women who died of ovarian cancer in 2015-2017. Patients were first diagnosed at the age of 40-59 years (65.11%), of which had normal BMI (62.72%) and mostly in stage III (39.53%). The histology was 88.3% epithelial ovarian cancer with the most subtypes of mucinous carcinoma (25.5%). The majority were referral patients (62.7%), but due to its malignancy, many died before receiving ovarian cancer treatment (40.74%). Of the 43 patients, 17 patients received chemotherapy, and 10 patients received a combination of surgical therapy and chemotherapy. Most of the deaths were caused by primary disease (69.77%). Patients with stages III and IV, as well as patients receiving surgery or chemotherapy alone had shorter survival times.
Conclusion: Most ovarian cancer patients are first diagnosed at stage III with the mucinous carcinoma subtype. Most deaths are caused by primary ovarian cancer. The therapy that provides the longest survival is a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
OSI Number – 20867