Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 14th, 2004
S.M. Eisenkop and colleagues, Women's Cancer Center, Tarzana, California, studied "the effects of intraoperative aortic occlusion on blood loss and operative time when used during en bloc resection of internal reproductive organs, pelvic peritoneum, and rectosigmoid colon [modified posterior exenteration (MPE)] for primary cytoreduction of ovarian cancer."
The surgeons randomized 56 women "undergoing MPE, without palpable distal aortic plaque or calcification, . . . to: (a) complete distal aortic...
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