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Table 3 Scoring of laparoscopic parameters among patients initially indicated for DLS

From: A novel algorithm for the treatment strategy for advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: consecutive imaging, frailty assessment, and diagnostic laparoscopy

  PDS (n = 6) No PDS (n = 32)
Fagotti score 4 (4–10) 8 (4–14)
(median, range)
 Omental cake 4 (66.7%) 28 (87.5%)
 Peritoneal carcinomatosis 6 (100%) 32 (100%)
 Diaphragm 2 (33.3%) 26(81.3%)
 Mesenteral retraction 1 (16.7%) 27 (84.4%)
 Bowel infiltration 0 (0%) 15 (46.9%)
 Stomach infiltration 0 (0%) 7 (21.9%)
 Liver surface 1 (16.7%) 3 (9.4%)
Optimal debulking rate of DS 6 (100.0%) 31 (96.9%)
  1. Unless indicated otherwise, data are presented as n (%)
  2. DLS, diagnostic laparoscopic surgery; PDS, primary debulking surgery; DS, debulking surgery