Publicaciones científicas

The art of bowel surgery in gynecologic cancer

04-mar-2024 | Revista: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer

Enrique Chacon #  1 , Luis Chiva #  2


The field of gynecologic oncology has witnessed a profound transformation in the practice of bowel resection over the years. This evolution, driven by innovative techniques and expanded surgical skills, has redefined the role of the surgeon.

This review article delves into the historical journey of bowel surgery, its contemporary importance in cytoreductive procedures for gynecologic cancers, and the general principles of digestive surgery. From pioneering surgeons such as Lane, Broca, and Billroth to the introduction of mechanical staplers, this narrative unfolds the remarkable advances in the field.

It highlights the critical need for meticulous training, anatomic mastery, aseptic measures, vascular support, tension-free anastomoses, and precise surgical techniques. These principles underpin the success of bowel resection and anastomosis in the complex landscape of gynecologic oncology.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2024 Mar 4;34(3):421-425.  doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2023-004595