Staging Laparotomy and Oophorectomy for Malignancy

  • Sara A. Mansfield
  • Kate A. McCrackenEmail author


This chapter describes the endoscopic/surgical procedure for staging laparotomy and oophorectomy for malignancy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: laparotomy, collection of intraperitoneal fluid, anatomic assessment (omentum, peritoneum, reproductive organs, and nodal basins), and closure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Staging laparotomy Gynecologic surgery Ovarian cancer Ovarian mass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of General SurgeryColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric & Adolescent GynecologyColumbusUSA

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