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Laparoscopy for diagnosing resectability of disease in patients with advanced ovarian cancer

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  • Diagnostic



This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Diagnostic test accuracy). The objectives are as follows:

To determine if adding an open laparoscopy to the diagnostic work-up of patients suspected of advanced ovarian cancer is more accurate in predicting resectability of disease than standard diagnostic work-up alone.

We will investigate how test accuracy varies in relation to FIGO stage (FIGO stage IIB until IV or only stage IIIC and IV) and who performed the laparoscopy, a general gynaecologist or gynaecologist-oncologist.