European society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) guidelines for ovarian cancer surgery

Denis Querleu, François Planchamp, Luis Chiva, Christina Fotopoulou, Desmond Barton, David Cibula, Giovanni Aletti, Silvestro Carinelli, Carien Creutzberg, Ben Davidson, Philip Harter, Lene Lundvall, Christian Marth, Philippe Morice, Arash Rafii Tabrizi, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Andrea Rockall, Christiana Sessa, Ate Van Der Zee, Ignace VergoteAndreas DuBois

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Objective: The aim of this study was to develop clinically relevant and evidence-based guidelines as part of European Society of Gynaecological Oncology's mission to improve the quality of care for women with gynecological cancers across Europe. Methods: The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology council nominated an international multidisciplinary development group made of practicing clinicians who have demonstrated leadership and interest in the care of ovarian cancer (20 experts across Europe). To ensure that the statements are evidence based, the current literature identified from a systematic search has been reviewed and critically appraised. In the absence of any clear scientific evidence, judgment was based on the professional experience and consensus of the development group (expert agreement). The guidelines are thus based on the best available evidence and expert agreement. Before publication, the guidelines were reviewed by 66 international reviewers independent from the development group including patients representatives. Results: The guidelines cover preoperative workup, specialized multidisciplinary decision making, and surgical management of diagnosed epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancers. The guidelines are also illustrated by algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1534-1542
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017



  • Algorithms
  • Guidelines
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Querleu, D., Planchamp, F., Chiva, L., Fotopoulou, C., Barton, D., Cibula, D., Aletti, G., Carinelli, S., Creutzberg, C., Davidson, B., Harter, P., Lundvall, L., Marth, C., Morice, P., Tabrizi, A. R., Ray-Coquard, I., Rockall, A., Sessa, C., Van Der Zee, A., ... DuBois, A. (2017). European society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) guidelines for ovarian cancer surgery. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 27(7), 1534-1542.