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Table 6 Patients’ distributions of extensive upper abdominal surgery by surgeons

From: Radical surgery versus standard surgery for primary cytoreduction of bulky stage IIIC and IV ovarian cancer: an observational study

  Years of the data
Groups 2009.6–2011.6 2011.7–2012.12
  Team A Team B Team A Team B
Radical surgery group (n = 112) 29 (65.9 %) 9 (8.8 %) 53 (73.6 %) 21 (15.6 %)
Standard surgery group (n = 241) 15 (34.1 %) 93 (91.2 %) 19 (26.4 %) 114 (84.4 %)
Total 44 102 72 135
  1. Team A described as the “believers” and “deed over words” in EUAS (extensive upper abdominal surgery) procedures, trying to resect any macroscopic disease, and did 82 cases (73.2 %) radical surgery; Team B not believing EUAS, and only did 30 (26.8 %) radical surgery